About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor, currently licensed in West Virginia with 7 plus years of clinical work experience in both intensive outpatient group therapy and individual therapy with adults to improve coping skills to manage life- and mental health related stressors.

I work with clients to improve skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, history of adverse childhood experiences and attachment rupture. I am well versed in trauma therapy and in accompanying clients to come to terms with past trauma.
I also work with clients to develop skills to cope with life changes such as loss of role, changes in health, and adjusting to developmental stages in adult life.

I have experienced and seen the benefits of a warm therapeutic relationship in creating change in clients, and the importance of engaging clients to recognize their existing strengths and skills that can be applied to manage stressors, overcome challenges, and to improve quality of life.

I use a variety of theoretical treatment approaches as it fits the client - no one theory fits all. I will work with you to develop a therapeutic language that resonates with you.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and you have taken that first step! I am looking forward to work with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LPC #2388 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Gaum . We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.E. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Maria is thorough and insightful! Just one session has helped enormously!

Written by K.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue


Written by B.R. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really feel like it is helping me

Written by J.O. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Maria has a calm and welcoming presence. She’s easy to talk to and gave me tools that helped immensely.

Work with me!