I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Thanatology (CT--Death Studies - Grief and Bereavement) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with both adults and children, couples and families, in groups and individual settings with varied backgrounds and ideologies. I have worked with cancer patients and their families during the most stressful periods of their lives and have also accompanied them through loss and its aftermath. I have also worked in a corporate setting and have helped many people navigate through transition due to any number of life changes and challenges.
I believe that counseling is a working partnership between the client and therapist: we both have a job to do to move the client in the agreed upon direction of why counseling was initiated. My approach to counseling is Integrative and Multimodal therapy: combining several types of therapy modalities to cater to the needs and personality of each client. These types include (but limited to) cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Cognitive, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Person Centered and Relationship. I often use contracting, journaling, different forms of art therapy to help the client hone in on certain areas that may not readily be discussed or even consciously known.
The mission is to provide hope, support, and knowledge to those of you who need to find meaning in your life no matter what stage you may be struggling through.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #37PC00304300 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
I’ve only had one session with Maria so far, however, within the first session I feel so comfortable with Maria and feel confident that she will be able to help me through my issues. I look forward to working with Maria and will leave more feedback later on after working through.
I can’t say enough amazing things about Maria. From the first interaction, I felt like I could take a deep breath and everything will be okay. She instantly made me feel not only comfortable but able to just start speaking having never met her in my life. She is truly the best. Amazing advice and a truly compassionate and understanding professional. I value our times together and actually look forward to them. I can’t recommend Maria enough and just want to say thank you to her for all she has given me thus far.
Maria's attitude balances a friend, a cheerleader and a drill instructor but in the best way possible. She listens, creates a plan, and endorses your every step. Oh, and she has terrific humor!
Excellent and kind support given.. Maria is a real person who relates well to me even though we live in completely different cultures. She is better than I hoped for, and already I feel stronger. Thank you.
Maria is extremely welcoming, kind, non-judgemental, professional, and very insightful. I have just begun working with her, but already feel better knowing that she is listening to me and helping me on my journey. I am so appreciative, thank you!
She is wonderful and supportive. I love working with her.