I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is the foundation of therapy. I want my clients to feel comfortable expressing their feelings in a non-judgmental environment. My therapeutic approach is to collaborate with the client to decrease symptoms by exploring the root cause of their issues.
Throughout my career, I have helped many individuals, couples, children, teens and families of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances overcome their struggles. Often clients feel misunderstood and that they have no one to turn to who understands where they are coming from. I genuinely care about my clients and am fully dedicated to their well-being, success and helping them reach their full potential.
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #51904 (Expires: 2021-11-01)
I'm really enjoying my sessions with Maria. We're only 3 weeks in but I already feel like she's going to help me a lot. She's extremely encouraging and it really feels like I have someone in my corner.
She's sweet and attentive. I've been able to work through the issues I wasn't to work on with relative ease. Not once did I feel judged during any of of sessions.
Dr. Mir is the second counselor I have worked with on BH and I am grateful to have found her. I appreciate how well she tracks progress towards our goals during our sessions and remembers the details of our conversations. She provides worksheets and offers a range of support opportunities that are tangible and valuable. She is responsive and reliable. I would highly recommend working with her!
Maria is easy to talk to and very understanding. She's patient and offers good feedback. She makes me feel like I have someone to confide in about my issues and concerns. I really appreciate her help.
Maria has helped me gain self confidence in myself and deal with a lot of my anxiety. I feel like she really listens in order to get to the heart of the problem and helps you grow by guiding you from there. I originally started seeing her due to a break up and I was uncomfortable being single and alone. Now I feel like I can be on my own two feet. She's helping me work on multiple facets of my life. I absolutely recommend her.
Maria is a great therapist. She listens to what you want and helps by giving you the tools to get you there. she really listens in homes in on the problems that are bothering you and the underlying reasons behind them. I would recommend Maria to anybody dealing with anxiety and depression.
Two years ago, Following a cascade of major changes in my life, I had lost myself and was hopeless. I lost my direction and was emotionally and mentally exhausted. That’s when I decided to seek therapy. Maria has helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. She held a giant mirror and allowed me to look into myself, It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now I have crossed that tunnel. And I am basking in the glory of self awareness. Such a liberating and profound feeling! Maria is very considerate and understood the nuances of my culture and factors that into her point of view. It’s a true blessing, and for that I am eternally grateful.
I’ve been with BetterHelp for probably the last 6 months or so. I was matched with Maria as my counselor and it’s worked out fine for me. She responds quickly and her schedule has been pretty accommodating. She is honest and she asks the right questions to counsel me best. I appreciate her knowledge and professionalism.
Mrs. Mir has been very different from any of the other therapists I have ever known. She has given me tools and an up front yet realistic view to approaching my own personal issues. Thank you, Mrs. Mir, for all the hard work and support.
Maria is an amazing counselor. She listens and guides me in achieving my goals. She is extremely supportive and asks thoughtful questions. I feel encouraged, relieved, better and hopeful after our sessions.
Maria is a great counselor; when you share your thoughts and concerns, you really do feel like you are being heard. She actually seems like she cares when she checks up on you and she always has the right exercises and encouragement that are needed to tackle your problems.
Very friendly, and can empathize with me. Has great variety of ideas to give to achieve goals.
Maria is very supportive and encouraging. She has been excellent to respond and her responses have been well considered and have made me see things from a different perspective. A lot of the time, when I suffer from issues of the mind, I get lost in there and end up alone, berating myself for perceived flaws. Since beginning with Maria, I feel I've got someone to let in and help me tidy up the place, a confidant and adviser and someone to give me confidence in my choices and keep me on point when I flounder.