I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia.
Life can be a rollercoaster and I am here to help you manage the dips and anxious turns so you can enjoy the ride more. I work with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My work with children through play activities is a passion of mine. I have worked with teens for 18 years, first as a high school counselor and now as a licensed therapist. I enjoy working with adults as they navigate their lives.
I like to engage in a conversation with my clients so you feel comfortable and feel safe. I always see it as an honor when clients share their stories with me.
My passion is to help people find joy again. You deserve it.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701010753
IN LMHC 39002777A
Maria is a great therapist. She listens and actively talks through the situation, but she also is able to joke around and have a light-hearted conversation as well
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes