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!
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Parenting issues
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 , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LMHC #MH6985 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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.
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.
Very responsive and respectful of concerns.
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
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.
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.
She is a wonderful counselor and I highly recommend her
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!
It’s a little too early to tell anything but so far she has been a wonderful asset to my mental health.