Maria Van Thienen


About Me

I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Florida with ten years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples helping them reach their goals and objectives. I have worked with clients challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I have vast experience working in communication challenges with couples.

I am welcoming and empathetic to every client/family/couple. I believe every client/family/couple presents a unique experience and thus requires methods tailored specifically to them. I am flexible and willing to change an approach if growth is not reflected in the measured progress. I believe in listening to the client as the client is the expert on their presented problem. I believe that individuals can and will tap into their personal strengths and resources in the therapeutic process and will change behaviors that do not help them live the life they want. Therapy is a gift to the self.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video





LMFT #3115 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by C.O. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have already recommended BetterHelp to many people because of the help that Maria has given me. I feel like she is always giving me important tools to tackle my anxiety during the day and steady my emotions while also working through them. Maria has been so important to me even in the short amount of time we have been working together.

Written by D.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Maria is exceptional! I truly feel that we've covered more ground in three sessions than I did over a lifetime of therapy. It helps that Maria and I are the same age. I believe that allows Maria to understand me better than any other therapist I've encountered.

Written by O.D. on Apr 24, 2021 after counseling with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very satisfied with my counselor