Maria Perdomo-Torres

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello,
Welcome to my BetterHelp profile! I am glad you are taking action to seek help and exploring your options on this platform. We all need help and guidance at times, and I will be happy to be the person to support you through any issues or challenges you might be facing.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Florida and Texas and have been working in the mental health field since 2000. I have professional experience in both, inpatient and outpatient settings, and throughout the years have worked with a variety of clients and problems. Some examples of issues I help with include depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency, adjusting to major life changes, living with a chronic illness…among others. I have worked with clients of all ages and special populations such as military, geriatric, and pregnant women/new mothers. I am bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

You are probably wondering what to expect from our therapeutic relationship, so I’d like to take a moment to give you a basic idea. I use a patient-centered approach with my clients, meaning that I respect and take into consideration their preferences, beliefs, and values when designing treatment plans and goals. For me to know and understand what those are, I do ask a lot of questions, especially at the beginning of our therapeutic relationship. Based on what I learn about my client’s unique needs and perspectives, I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches that fit the situation. Some examples include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy.

I meet clients where they are at, and together as a team, we develop goals, track progress, overcome challenges, and celebrate successes. As we work through the issues in therapy, we might engage in deep, reflective discussions at times. Sessions might also involve some form of “homework assignment” where the clients get to practice or develop new coping skills outside of therapy, or sometimes gain new insight into their problems, and then have the opportunity to discuss outcomes and provide feedback on the next session. I am looking forward to discussing more with you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #53071 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LCSW #SW12733 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She's been a great help throughout an extremely stressful period of my life.

Written by W.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Maria has helped me tremendously. She acknowledged my problems and helped me tackle one thing at a time. She has been there and listened to me and given me tools to help myself. I have gone through a lot these past few months and Maria has assisted me to overcome my fears and worries. I am a much happier and stronger person because of her guidance, professionalism and support.

Written by R.E. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Ms. Perdomo-Torres for a month now, and I can truly say that she is already helping me deal with my anxiety, low self-esteem, and other struggles in a very efficient and kind way. She truly listens to me and has my best interests in mind. I would recommend her to anyone.