I am independently licensed in the state West Virginia. I also have maintained a supervisors license to oversee interns and newly licensed counselors I have a total of 32 years in the mental health field. My experience in the field has led me to begin working on a PhD in Trauma and Disaster Relief. I provide clients an open and safe environment that promotes understanding your life story without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I feel privileged to help you get started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
WV LPC 2033
She is so personable, yet professional and all around just so easy to talk to. A sweet soul! I highly recommend!
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Matia is very understanding of my crisis points and attends to them. She is so very good at what she does, I appreciate having her in my life!
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
We've had two sessions so I cannot provide an accurate review. However, based on those 2 sessions I can say she is very attentive and will challenge me (as I told her I need that) and encouraging.
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd