Maria M. Diz, has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She also holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Alabama. Maria has years of experience in the areas of neuroscience and human anatomy and physiology. Maria has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals on issues ranging from hormone effects on cognition to cognitive deterioration in normal adults and adults suffering from multiple types of dementias. During her first training internship, Maria specialized in child and adolescent psychology and has most recently trained in trauma therapy, couple’s therapy and emotional regulation. Maria combines her experiences and interests in science with her career as a professional artist and expressive arts facilitator. She is passionate about bringing together a balance of mind, body and spirit to her work in mental health and wellness. Maria’s therapeutic philosophy expressed through her diverse approaches is to help the client find meaning and personal acceptance in their lives and the consequent hope and joy that can follow.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #16824 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Maria is my first therapist ever and I'm so glad I got matched with her. She remembers life details that I mentioned weeks ago, which indicates to me that she truly cares about what I have to say. She has a friendly and inviting energy to her that you can easily trust. I can't recommend her enough!
After two sessions with Maria I am happy with how our time is spent and I’m looking forward to more sessions
Maria is incredibly supportive and responsive to me. This is my first experience with therapy in any form and I’m so happy I have her to guide me through this process.
Maria has been the first counsellor who makes me feel heard and understood. She doesn't lose track of what we have discussed so far, picks up where we left off, which gives amazing sense of continuity and comfort in the knowledge that she is actually paying attention rather than trying to sail through the current session. She is amazing, warm and compassionate. Thank you Maria.
Maria is an excellent counsellor. She is caring, kind and a great listener, with so much expertise and insight. Maria is respectful and non judgmental. I feel very safe speaking to her and I'd recommend her highly. Thank you, Maria!
Kind lady. She listens and checks in, just lovely.
Maria is great. She has really helped me clear my head and get perspective on where I am and want to be.
It's great to have someone as knowledgable and soft-spoken as Maria. Throughout our sessions, she provided very insightful observations about me that helped me better face my worries and concerns. I am very grateful for the sessions with her and the tools she taught me to persevere.