Maria Chiodo

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

Hi! My name is Maria and I would love the opportunity to work with you to help you resolve whatever is going on! I am a licensed mental health professional in the state of Florida and have been practicing for over 25 years. I am the type of therapist who can usually get to the root of the problem quickly so you can begin to feel better. Most of us feel emotional pain because of relationship difficulties, whether it be with a significant other, siblings, co workers, children, parents, and even friends.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and substance abuse. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH6985 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Maria has been the calm to my storms. She gives me a new perspective every-time. without being Judgmental. She puts me at ease. I always leave our sessions feeling better about the situation. I am happy I found a counselor I can connect so well to. My mindset and wellbeing has improved because of her help and knowledge.

Written by A.R. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Maria Chiodo understands immediately what my issues are. She is supportive and never judgmental. I have been making huge progress since I started our therapy sessions. I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Written by L.E. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very responsive and respectful of concerns.

Written by M.E. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Maria is someone I needed in my life. She has helped me cope with my traumatic past and every time I talk to her, if it's a good week or bad, I feel much better. She makes me realize the deep-rooted pain and brings out emotions I didn't know I felt until we get to the core of things. Very friendly and compassionate. I feel good about myself now and its all with the help of Maria. Thank you

Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management

Very good

Written by S.A. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Maria has helped me figure out what I want in life in times when I struggled with depression and uncertainty. She has listened to my concerns and never judges me. I’m forever thankful for her help.

Written by D.I. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Maria is exceptional, she is helping me unlock beliefs I have been hanging on to and batteling with with such ease and clarity. She has a unique and great way of looking at things that compliment to my growth . Thank you, Maria.

Written by S.I. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

She is a wonderful counselor and I highly recommend her

Written by A.D. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Maria has been absolutely amazing! Only a couple of sessions in, and I know I have made tremendous progress already. She counsels with openness, compassion, and humor, and somehow immediately gets to the root of the issue. She’s also able to connect many of my scattered thoughts and feelings, bringing such awareness to my behaviors and choices and giving me the right tools to grow. Maria is an absolutely amazing counseling who I would recommend in a heartbeat!

Written by A.L. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It’s a little too early to tell anything but so far she has been a wonderful asset to my mental health.