Maria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been providing psychotherapy services since 2005. Maria initially earned her Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from Rutgers University, double majoring in Psychology and Social Work. Following, she completed a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. Since then, Maria has continued her education by staying up to date with different therapeutic skills and modalities. Part of her continuing training include post graduate training in Clinical Work with Adolescents and their families following evidence based tools, psychoanalytic training, hypnotherapy, and specialized training in the treatment of Panic and Anxiety.
With an appreciation for both the ways in which as human beings we have so much in common, yet we are also very unique, Maria believes in the importance to get to know each person, instead of boxing the individual into a theory. As a result, Maria practices using an eclectic approach, with the main focus on providing each person a safe place to discuss and explore hopes, fears, wishes, set goals and work towards them at each individual’s pace, within a safe, non-judgmental space.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, 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, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 104456
Maria is wonderful. She listens and really strives to understand and help me resolve my issues. Her perspectives and suggestions have helped me so much. I feel like I still have a ways to go but am confident with her help I will achieve my goals. She is exactly what I needed.
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
I've been so pleased with my therapy with Maria Dias. I never thought I could open up to a stranger, but I felt comfortable and at ease with Maria from the start. I really enjoy my sessions and look forward to them. I feel like she has really gotten to know me and feels comfortable enough to hold me accountable to myself. I feel like I've learned a lot that I can use in many situations and with different people in my life.
I never thought I'd do therapy but here I am.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Maria is a great therapist! I was a bit scared, but I am glad to have found such a great therapist on my first shot. She is attentive, helpful, and encouraging when I need it most!
Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Very informative and attentive to any problems.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Maria is a phenomenal therapist! She is kind, understanding, professional and creative in her advice. I have experienced a lot of improvement in my mental health since starting my sessions with her.
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and trauma and abuse
Maria has truly helped me in giving me coping mechanisms and changing my perspective on some struggles I’ve faced in my life. She is a great listener and has really helped me!
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd