I believe in each person's ability to live their best life. I would like to guide you on this journey. Congratulations on taking the first step! Together we can identify and work to overcome your current challenges.
My name is Maria and I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with a variety of individuals; adults, children and parents of children with special needs. I am a culturally sensitive therapist who believes each person has a unique experience and story. My approach is person-centered, positive, and solution focused. Some of the techniques and modalities I employ are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness based practices and existential therapy. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I have completed the coursework and supervision requirements for TF-CBT.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC009455
Maria helped me a lot to navigate through a tough relationship issue. I would highly recommend!
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Maria is very understanding and supportive of my issues. Listens and gives me tools to cope with certain situations.
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Maria knows exactly what to say and what questions to ask. She has me thinking deeply about my situation and decisions are becoming easier and clearer.
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Maria is an excellent listener and pushes me to conquer my anxieties in life. As well as helps me to understand my emotions.
Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Maria has been a blessing and a feeling of stability I could not be more grateful for in such a turbulent point in my life. She is very respectful and always listens. I know she’s a great listener because she provides insightful opinions, advice, and something I think is undervalued normally, validation. She doesn’t make you feel judged and is someone who is Team: your well-being. I couldn’t recommend her more especially to someone who might be coming to therapy for the first time since that kind of vulnerability can be scary.
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Maria is very attentive to your personal issues and offers very professional and sound advice. I am grateful to have her as my therapist.
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem