Hi, My name is Maria Pulizzo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I graduated from Maryville University in 2007 receiving my masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have been working in the mental health and substance use field for 13 years in a community mental health agency providing therapy for 5 years specializing in co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and substance use.
Understanding the need for individuals to have a safe space in which to process thoughts and feeling I use a person-centered approach that is judgment free and solution focused. I use an eclectic approach of therapy models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and mood regulation providing a listening ear along with effective interventions that will help ease distress.
It takes courage to reach out for help and I am here to help guide and support you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2008027537
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Maria is a great person who listens to my struggles, encourages me to find solutions, gives me ideas of how to get through tough situations, and knows when to ask the hard questions. It was easy to build rapport with Maria and my sessions really brought me back to myself.
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes
Maria has helped me through a very difficult time in my life that I couldn’t shake myself out of. I cannot thank her enough for being so kind and patient as well as understanding. She listened understood and gave me solutions I will carry through for life. I never felt miss understood or stupid at all. Maria lifted me up and helped me recognise my worth and the person I am and what I deserve for myself. I would recommend her to anyone hands down
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse
Maria is awesome! I have been working with her for just a few months and I have been very happy with the results so far :-)
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and intimacy-related issues
Maria is brilliant. She is a kind and compassionate listener with a huge heart. She helped me to understand the science and rational behind my reactions, taught me the words and tools to work through them, and empowered me to manage everything with self-compassion and kindness. After all, it is all about balance. We were even able to laugh about some of my struggles together and her openness and passion is unparalleled. Thank you!!
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and adhd
Maria Pulizzo is so kind and patient and is an extremely good listener. Within the first few minutes of my first session she helped me feel heard and respected. Thank you Maria Pulizzo!
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties