Maria Biasiotto

(LMFT, RN-BC)

About Me

My therapy style is warm, interactive, action orientated and focused. I have experience working with adults and children, both in Individual and Group Therapy for many years. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and brief solution focused therapy. I am here to meet your unique and specific needs.

Clients that I have interacted with have included those with issues involving Self Esteem, Complex Trauma, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Substance Abuse, Sexual Trauma, and Domestic Violence and Behavioral issues. These clients over all have reported reduction in unwanted symptoms and improvement in quality of life. A quote I share here was from a client I had been seeing for about a year: "I did not think this could help and one day I realized that it really was helping and I never believed it could."

"The Longest journey BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP."

My Masters is in psychology and I hold a License as a Family Therapist, LMFT.
I have a RN and I am Certified in Behavioral Health by the ANCC, RN-BC.
Please feel free to ask any questions about my experience, that may be of a help for you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 30

Licensing

LMFT #MFC 49116 (Expires: 2018-06-30)

Other #RN 154844 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Maria is a great counselor and very helpful.

Written by I.A on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 4 months relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Fantastic insight and an outstanding ability to let 'me' figure 'me' out. I always have a lot to think about after our interactions and she has helped me tremendously.

Written by D.E on Mar 30, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and anger

An incredibly talented, compassionate professional. Maria listens, teaches and connects at the highest level. I'm forever grateful.

Written by B.R on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks eating

Maria is an angel.

Written by B.I on Jan 26, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 2 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I've only spoken with Maria a few times but her insight and support have been invaluable already in noticing patterns and root causes in my life. I look forward to learning more about myself with her help!

Written by M.A on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Maria has been patient, kind and quick to respond with me.

Written by H.U on Jan 04, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Excellent work. Very thorough and thoughtful.

Written by R.A on Dec 27, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 1 month stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Maria has been very effective as a therapist and I worked through a very difficult issue with her help. I will continue working with her over time and I would recommend her for therapy.

Written by N.I on Dec 01, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Maria helped me make connections I've needed to figure out long ago. She is kind, honest, and gets to the point in order to move forward in a positive light. Awesome.

Written by D.O on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Maria is excellent.

Written by J.A on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 1 month relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Maria is wonderful -- so patient, so wise. Grateful she is only an email away.

Written by C.H on Nov 03, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 1 week lgbt, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Warm, thoughtful and helpful... wish I could jump through the computer to give her a hug.

Written by L.I on Oct 31, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, grief, intimacy-related, anger, and career

Maria is simply amazing.

She is kind, tough on you, mindful, and patient. This is not a journey of weeks. It is a lifelong journey and Maria gently reminds you of this - but you must try and do this on your own two feet.

I find I look forward to our weekly appointments and recognize she puts in perspective life --- to help you with actionable steps so that you can begin to baby step your way into wellness by finding true acceptance, love and compassion for yourself.

Maria is a wonderful spirit who was meant to do this work.

Bless you, Maria.

Written by F.I on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 6 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and eating

Maria is great - her feedback is honest, thorough and constructive. She responds promptly, and if she can't, she gives confirmation that she received the message and will respond as soon as she can. I send a LOT of messages to Maria and she never seems overwhelmed. She reminds me of what works and calls me on what's not! She's also kind and compassionate. I definitely recommend Maria.

Written by K.K on Oct 24, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She listens, replies back with her understanding of your situation and continues with suggestions and advice. I haven't known her but a short period of time but do believe we are on the right track together to allow me to thrive.

Written by C.H on Aug 24, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

Maria did an excellent job in helping me during a really triggering time. Her responses were insightful and though provoking. I found that she really listened and cared. I am very pleased with her clinical skills. Thanks Maria!!

Written by E.L on Aug 15, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Maria is an angel. Her wisdom and attention to detail are everything you could want from counseling. She has given me tools that I will use with me the rest of my life. I'm forever grateful Maria :)

Written by E.S on Jul 13, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 4 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Good intuitive advice. I like the little bits of tough love. I received a lot of useful information from Maria that I will look back on in the future.

Written by J.E on Jul 12, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 3 days relationship

Maria is helpful and supportive.

Written by M.O on Jun 28, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Maria has been wonderful; a much needed enlightment! I have very much enjoyed and benefited from e-counseling with her. Our communications via email allow me to absorb, meditate and digest the information in my own timing. I can look back on our correspondence and remember thoughts/ideas/feelings that I may have otherwise forgotten in a verbal conversation because my mind, well is often overwhelmed. Putting things down in writing helps me tremendously!

Written by L.I on May 23, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 2 months

Maria is incredibly caring, responsive, and insightful. She has also provided counseling from a Christian world-view (which is what I had requested), so I really appreciated that. I wish I could afford to use this service and talk to Maria forever! :)

Written by T.O on Jan 09, 2016 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and depression

Perfectly matched. I love Maria and the option/convenience of online services. Very comfortable. Very effective. Thank you.

Written by M.E on Dec 22, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 1 month

Maria is a patient, open, and caring person who asks good questions, takes into account your answers and helps you formulate a different mindset in order to begin moving forward from what holds you back. I appreciate all of her help.

Written by J.E on Aug 23, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, family, parenting, self esteem, and depression

I am so grateful for the help and support I've gotten from Maria at BetterHelp. She has gently guided me toward a deeper understanding of my self and the issues I most need to examine and work on to improve my life and my relationships. I am very pleased with the guidance and insight Maria has given me. It has been a very positive experience.

Written by C.A on Jul 08, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 9 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, career, and depression

Maria is really great. She's given me some great tools with which to handle social anxiety. I'm learning to set boundaries and respect myself because of her help, and it's totally changed my life.

Written by J.A on Jun 27, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

I think Maria is great and I would recommend het to anyone she seems to really care

Written by A.N on May 10, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 4 months stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and depression

I think Marie has been a great sounding board and I do recommend the one on one phone calls. My confidence had been shaken by how a close family member was treating me and her advice made all the difference, gave me a new way to think about the situation. So thanks Maria ~ walking away sometimes is the best.

Written by T.R on May 06, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

Very kind and helpful.

Written by A.M on May 04, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

When I signed up for BetterHelp, I fully expected to cancel before the trial was over. I didn't think this experience would be much different than simply venting to someone about my issues, but I couldn't have been more wrong. I was matched with Maria, and with her help and guidance, I have come to several realizations about myself that I had never known before. Knowing I have someone to speak with anonymously has been a tremendous help. But more than that, I also feel accountable for my actions, knowing I will have to report back to Maria about what I'm working on in my life.

Written by A.M on Apr 26, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 2 months

I've been getting therapy with Maria B. for a few months. Maria is very understanding and supportive. She often guides me by repeating back the main points of what I have said. This helps me observe my own perceptions as well as process my thoughts and emotions better. Maria does not do your thinking for you. She gives advice and gently guides you to the right direction. Maria has been very helpful to me in my healing and is very knowledgeable. I have had a very positive experience with her.

Written by K.A on Apr 19, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks bipolar

Maria is amazing! She's helped me to gain tremendous insight about things that were living in my unconscious. She's brilliant, compassionate, and has been a God-send.

Written by O.L on Apr 10, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks relationship, family, parenting, and career

Maria is warm, intuitive and a fast responder. She is very experienced and is flexible and supportive.

Written by A.L on Feb 17, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and depression

She is such a kind and understanding person! I have learned so much about myself with her. She has truly made me become a stronger person. Thanks Maria!!!

Written by J.E on Feb 15, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks

I have found immense comfort in Maria's abilities to help me sort through my worries, anxieties, and fears. I believe very much that an online therapist is ideal for me; I have school, a family, outside pressures, and suffer from anxiety that has disabled me at times from following through with an appointment with someone at a building.

Having online access to be able to really talk has proven to be the best thing I have ever done for myself. Everyone that knows me says that I "never take time out for myself"! This has enabled me to feel comfortable in talking with someone from my home, my computer, my phone, and at my time frame.

I not only highly recommend this e-therapy, but Maria has proven to be keen, in depth, supportive, and compassionate; as well as eye opening for me to consider other variances in my pursuit to happiness!
Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

Jennifer- Livermore California

Written by K.E on Jan 30, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 1 week

Maria is wonderful and very helpful. We really connected and have a lot of similarities. She is a great counselor, and I highly recommend her.

Written by M.O on Jan 26, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 3 months stress, anxiety, family, relationship, eating, self esteem, and depression

Maria has been a good counselor from day 1. She always sends me follow up messages when she hasn't heard back from me or heard for me in more than a few days. It lets me know that she is there and wants to listen even when I don't want to talk which is good. I need the push to open up about what has been going on in my life. It reminds me that I asked for the help. I am very satisfied with her help this far.

Written by M.B on Jan 09, 2015 after counseling with Maria for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

She was great...basically I just told her mystory, sounded pretty ssordid when I put it to paper, and she echoed what I had said.

Written by S.A on Nov 30, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Very kind and not judgmental.

Written by M.E on Aug 23, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 3 weeks relationship, and family

Maria has been wonderful. She got to know me and my situation quickly and astutely.

What's more, Maria responds quickly and thoroughly to all my questions and thoughts. I highly recommend Maria!

Written by C.H on Jun 09, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

Maria was very helpful in helping process childhood issues brought on by the death of my father. I would highly recommend Maria's kind and direct therapy services. She responds in a very timely manner and is highly supportive of any issues you may want to discuss. She challenged me on finding respect for myself and helped me in gaining clarity of my own self-worth. My life is better for her generous and kind help. Thank you, Maria.

Written by R.I on May 28, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 1 month

I really like Maria Biasiotto. I've only been working with her for about a week, but I feel like she gets what I am saying, probably due to the way she responds to my sessions. I've already had good results from working with her.

Written by E.V on May 27, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 1 month

Maria has been a great help to me. She listens to me and then helps me find solutions to my problems or guides me to places where I can find the solution I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for help.

Written by C.H on May 11, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 2 months

Maria has been very helpful. She allayed my fears of online therapy quickly with her insights and support. I've been very happy to come back to her whenever I have an issue I'd like to get some insight on.

Written by T.E on Apr 08, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks

I am new to online therapy and Maria has made this experience a pleasant one. She gets me.

Written by V.I on Apr 07, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 3 months

She is an amazing therapist. Very encouraging and extremely patient. Like no other therapist I've ever been with. She slowly changes your way of thinking instead of baring you to the harsh realities of what you're doing wrong. I would absolutely recommend her to anybody who struggles with the same depression and self-delusionment that I do.

Written by K.E on Feb 24, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 1 month

Maria has been excellent! She is great at identifying issues bugging you and holding you back and trying to find the root cause. She asks a lot of questions and asks you to clarify your statements - which actually requires reflection and thinking that you may never do on your own.

I really enjoy the references to outside movies and books that help illustrate specific ideas she's trying to make. She is neither pushy or demanding and she is respectful not to cross over any lines.

I've enjoyed having Maria as my counselor and would recommend her to those seeking to deal with issues preventing them from becoming the person they want to be.

Written by H.E on Feb 08, 2014 after counseling with Maria for 3 months

Maria is a very kind person who listens well. She knows what to say in the right situations. She is very good at giving the exact support that is needed. I felt very comfortable with her and felt I could really tell her what was on my mind.