About me

Welcome! My name is Maria, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi with over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. I am also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and Certified Addictions Therapist in the state of Mississippi. I have BA degree in Psychology and a MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University. I also have an Ed.S. degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I have experience with both adults and adolescents. I have worked with an array of client populations and concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance abuse and recovery issues, trauma, self-esteem, bipolar, and schizophrenia.

Life is often full of challenges, which ebbs and flows with each chapter of life. I am here to support, empower, and guide you on the journey that is uniquely yours, and one in which you are the author. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to support your self-discovery, dreams, and aspirations and to help you live your best life on your own terms. People seek counseling for a variety of reasons. I realize that some people may only need a sounding board and support from their counselor. Some people solely need the processing element from a counselor to increase their confidence in decision-making skills and make sense of life’s happenstances. While for others, it proves to be a safe, confidential space to vent, which proves cathartic in its own right. For some individuals, it may be candid advice, perspective, and goal-directed solutions to pressing problems. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals. I realize that counseling can seem intimidating for some, so I will work with a format and at pace with which you are most comfortable.

My counseling style is down-to-earth, warm, and empathetic. I believe in meeting a person where they are in guiding them along their journey. I believe every person has intrinsic value and worth, and I treat everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion. I also favor a person-centered, individualized approach that embraces self-determination, empowerment, and resiliency. I value holistic care, which seeks to improve overall wellness and health. My approach is eclectic in nature and combines person-centered, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, brief solution-focused, mindfulness, and reality therapy. Additionally, I may assign worksheets from time to time to promote introspection and insight.

I applaud you for being here today and your quest to improve your overall well-being and happiness. It takes courage and strength to seek a more fulfilling life and to contemplate change. When you are ready to take that next step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MS LPC 907


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Britt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Always listens intently and is easy to talk to

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Maria is the absolute gold standard in listening and providing constructive solutions. I'm fortunate to have someone who provides the level of care that she does.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Awesome first impression

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I love working with Maria! She has truly helped me through some things even though I just began talking with her.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She really listens and I feel comfortable talking about anything with her. She’s got me through a lot of rough times in my life and I’m thankful for her advice and making me think outside the box.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She's the best! Talking to her is like talking to a good, honest friend.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Maria has been nothing but supportive and kind to me. If something is not in her expertise, she understands quickly, is a fast learner, and seems to make every attempt to understand. But that doesn't happen much, and it's never been a problem. She is very good at what she does and is extremely knowledgable. I am very happy with my therapist!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Maria is wonderful and speaks wisdom and life to me each session we have. I trust her to be a voice of reason and sounding board when I am not entirely sure how to move forward. She is kind and comes from a place of encouragement! Thankful for her!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I've only had one session with Maria; however, she seemed very respectful and understanding of my issues

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Maria is a great listeners and I’ve had may great takeaways from her advice.

Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 days on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’ve just had my first section with Maria not even 5 minutes ago & I’m coming to write a review, I loved every about her! She understands me so well & this is only the FIRST section. I’m looking forward to speak with her every section!

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I always feel better after speaking with Maria. She give me strength and confidence to carry on.

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

very understanding and kind. has your best interest at heart. always there when you need her. very compassionate.

Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I've really enjoyed working with Maria. I felt an immediate connection with her. She has really helped me make sense out of a lot of troubling issues that I have had going on recently, and when I felt embarrassed or shameful about things that I thought were really big, she helped to normalize those experiences and make them less frightening.
I truly appreciate her nurturing yet honest approach and am really glad that I was connected with Maria. I highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

10/10

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very knowledgeable and provides perspective that you would want when seeking therapy. Maria makes me feel very comfortable when talking with her and helps to provide a plan to success

Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Maria has been a fantastic therapist and very supportive. She’s attentive to conversation and very easy to talk to because of it. I’m always excited to work with her!

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