Hi, It takes courage and strength to reach out for help and I congratulate you for doing so. I’m here to help you with your counseling needs. I like clients to feel as if they are chatting with a friend when in session and feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Be assured you that I will provide the support and guidance you need to achieve your desired goals.
I have been providing counseling for ten years and do so with empathy, compassion, dedication and directness to clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, parenting problems, relationship issues, alcohol abuse or those wishing to increase coping mechanisms when dealing with family /friends who abuse substances (co-dependency). By offering insightful, practical tools and informative interaction, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other theoretical approaches, I will work with you every step of the way to bring about the changes you need.
I collaborate with you to facilitate a program personalized to your needs to help you make the necessary advancement you desire in your life. This is not only talk therapy, I will need your active participation to help me help you.
I also have experience providing spiritual guidance and reflection to foster personal growth and intimacy with the God of your understanding.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LMHC #MH13138 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Thank you for your for the nice supportive session, I want to tell you that I tried two other therapists, but no one was as passionate, caring, and responsible, as you are.
I have had 2 sessions with Maria and already I feel better, having less anxiety during the week. Her expertise and friendly comforting nature has helped develop a good relationship. I would highly recommend her to others
Maria has been there to listen, has been supportive and suggested lots of self help excercises to follow.
Maria is an amazing counsellor and has really helped me view things in a different perspective when I needed it most. She is so kind and listens, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
My first experience with BetterHelp and I was happy to be matched with Maria, she is kind and listens and puts things In perspective when sometimes you don’t see it that way. I look to Maria for support and guidance through my journey and am appreciative of her caring ways.
Maria has made me think of things in a whole new light, she’s recognized my issues by listening to what I say. It’s because of her that I am on a path to healing. She’s a staple in my life now and I’m thankful to have been paired with her. She stays in contact with me, gives me things to work on, and never makes me feel like we are on a time schedule. I’m so incredibly thankful for Maria.