About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hindi

Urdu


Licensing

LMFT #51904 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.I. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by C.A. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.R. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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!

Written by A.N. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by E.R. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by M.A. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 1 year

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.

Written by D.I. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by A.S. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by R.Y. on Dec 13, 2018 after counseling with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by K.E. on Nov 05, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, and bipolar

Very friendly, and can empathize with me. Has great variety of ideas to give to achieve goals.

Written by O.L. on Nov 05, 2017 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

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.