I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Florida with 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples helping them reach their goals and objectives.
I am a welcoming, warm and empathetic therapist to every individual. I believe that every client and couple present a unique experience and history and thus requires methods tailored specifically to them. I honor and respect each individual’s reality. I believe in listening to the client as the client is the expert of their own problems and life. I help clients identify, work in and achieve their goals, grow emotionally and spiritually and repair their relationships so that they can live healthier and happier lives. This is truly my passion and my purpose in life. I guide my clients to create new solutions to their problems and create a new present and new future, more fulfilling and aligned with their current needs and wants. I encourage client not to be people pleasers. I am a firm believer that life is good and worth living to the fullest. I provide my clients with tools. strategies and coping mechanisms to live a healthy life, heal the past and create a new life aligned with their present desires. 15 years of experience have shown me that everything is possible when we learn healthy coping mechanisms.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexuality , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMFT MT3115
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So far, so good. She's easy to talk to.
She’s the best!
Maria is the best! She in incredibly kind while also having a beautiful balance of being direct and figuring out the heart of my issues. I appreciate her so much and can’t recommend her enough!
What an amazing soul that pours out so much to help me be my best self.
Maria has helped me tremendously with my self-worth and managing career stress. She listens to my concerns and has helped me unlock my potential. She validates my feelings but doesn't let me off the hook for my own part in my problems, which has helped me grow.
Maria has helped me tremendously with my anxiety and struggles with my family, I was very hesitant to therapy at first but over the past year we have made great progress together! She is empathetic and a great listener, I am so lucky to have her in my life!
Maria was my first introduction to therapy ever and I'm grateful she was the first experience I got. She has a very gentle approach to therapy and is very helpful and calm when assessing situations and hardships and it personally helped me reflect a lot in moments of impulse and extreme emotion. Maria provided a safe space for me to feel heard and I feel more comfortable continuing my therapy journey.
She was just so wonderful! I’m sad to go but for the little time I had with her she truly has an amazing, positive outlook and it really is helpful in many ways.
As someone who has a lot of trouble discussing my thoughts and feelings with others, I found it extremely easy to talk to Maria! She listened and offered advice and fantastic tools to help in many facets of my life.
She’s compassionate and all the things…she has given me so many resources and tools to help me. Maria is a doll and one wonderful therapist.
Maria is excellent! She is a fantastic listener, easy to talk to, and she is highly skilled in a variety of areas. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of help.
Thank you very much for all your help.
Maria had been so kind and supportive. She always gives me the opportunities to work through my issues. She's given me through confidence to set boundaries and truly discover who I am am live my life with purpose.
Maria is a great therapist! She listens to you and with what ever you want to talk about. Gives great advice!
Makes me think in different positive ways that are very helpful!! I have gone to multiple therapists and her practices have really helped and actually work in my daily life!
SHE IS AMAZING
Ms. Maria has been a wonderful therapist and I hoped I could talk to her one more time but things didn't work out. Hopefully when I sort things out I could potentially have her as a therapist again. Thanks again maria
Maria is insightful supportive and caring. I always leave with good action items to handle my issues.
I am very happy with the 2 sessions I have had with Maria and look forward to future meetings with her.
My therapist has empowered me, is helping me to focus on my blessings and guiding me to stay in the present. Helping me heal from past trauma's and building my own self esteem, she is exactly what I needed at just the right time. She is a true blessing to me!
Very nice lady
Exceptional care and attentiveness
Feels like I'm talking to a friend. Very caring.
She is absolutely the best. The ideal therapist and friend.
She’s just what I need!
Maria is amazing
After my first appointment with Maria, I feel much relief and notice that my anxiety is gone…I will continue praying and put in practice all her advice….
Maria has been very good at identifying the base issues that I have been ignoring. I feel that I have benefited greatly having a therapist that can relate well and communicate even better. Having this insight has allowed me to learn how I can modify my own behavior so that I am able to manage my anxiety which has helped me in my relationships with those around me who I love yet seem to target as the cause of my anxiety. I am learning a lot about myself with Maria there guiding the way.
Thank you for your support . Great program!
Maria is thoughtful and kind, always listening and knows what input to give. She's helped me through a very tough point in my life and I'm grateful for her.
Maria has provided me with tools to improve my perspective. This is exactly what is needed for me to manage my thoughts and live a better life.
Maria is wonderful! I’ve only had 3 sessions with her so far and I have already seen so much improvement with myself!! She is very easy to talk to and gives very practical advice. I am so thankful to have her as my therapist!
Maria is insightful and compassionate. She has helped me greatly. She really cares about my personal growth.
Maria has been a great therapist for me! She understands my struggle and she has pushed me to be a better version of myself. Her support is much appreciated!!!
I feel fortunate to have started meeting with Maria. She shows a great deal of empathy and care for my overall wellbeing. Speaking with her has been of great help to me in a very stressful time in my life. After meeting with her, I generally feel as if a bit of the weight I carry has been lifted; a relief.
I am so thankful to Maria for her help. She has taught me how to better cope with my anxiety and learn how to say NO without feeling GUILT. Not to mention she is very kind and easy to talk to :)
Maria has been great at improving my mental health! She was very nice and encouraging the whole time. I really recommend her as a therapist.
Very nice, professional, caring, i would strongly recommend!!!
Maria has been incredible right from the start of therapy. She’s always very unbiased and I never feel judged by her. I feel like I’ve known Maria for years when it’s only been a few short months of working together. She’s really helped me navigate my anxiety and I’m very thankful our paths crossed!
Gracias Maria por ser tan bonita ser humano conmigo y sobre todo profesional al mismo tiempo
I don’t know what I would do without Maria. She has helped me through the most difficult year of my life and manages to always have me leaving therapy feeling hopeful.
Maria Van Tiren is very personable, relatable therapist. I really felt listened to, I felt like she was genuinely interested in and cared for me. Her advice was wise and on point, and her questions really led me to look deeper inwards and to figure out the reasons for my anxiety and stress. I am really grateful for her help.
Maria makes the experience very comfortable. That is my highest compliment. I have no problem opening up to her.
Maria is great. She listens intently. You always feel like you’re heard without any judgement.
Maria is the best therapist I have ever had. She has helped me through a breakup and difficult family issues with support and grace. Her suggestions have allowed me to set boundaries and also goals for my life. I am so proud of how far I have progressed with my mental health and there is no way I could’ve done it without Maria. I highly recommend her!
Maria has been my therapist for the past few months and my sessions with her have been extremely impactful. She has helped me work through past emotional distress and trauma and the clarity I have gained is priceless. She is very emphatic and makes me feel extremely comfortable with each session. I cannot express my gratitude enough for Maria, she has taught me how to set boundaries, create a routine to elevate my day and continues to encourage me on my mental health journey. She is the best!!
I loved each session with Maria! She is so kind and caring, and I could feel myself improving with each session. How I think about myself and socializing has changed for the better, and I feel I've grown so much with just a few sessions.
Maria is the best! She has been patient and worked with me these last few months. At first I was so nervous to start this whole process but with Maria I feel confident and comfortable talking about different issues. I feel like we have made such great progress in our short time together.
Maria is a great professional. I have been able to talk to her about all the major ills in my emotional life. She saw me at my lowest point and is looking at me now as I get better every day. Her embrace of Christianity and her understanding of my culture have been key to the success of my treatment. I highly recommend Maria without hesitation.
Maria is very helpful with working me through anxiety and burnout and encouraging me to focus on self care. She is always warm and understanding!
I will forever be grateful for Maria. She is one of the best people I’ve met. She listens right away to you and helps you connect with all your concerns.
She has been a great help to me and has been understanding towards my emotional problems.
Maria is absolutely wonderful. She has helped me so much. I was struggling with what was going on in my life. She helps me get through the rough spots and celebrates the good with me!!!!
Maria was very helpful in helping me understanding my feelings and made me a better person. She was both thoughtful and compassionate.
Maria has been so helpful and kind to me during this part of my life that I needed a listening ear and a guiding voice. She has helped me realize that my feelings are valid and that I am capable of more than I believed.
Maria does a great job of listening to my concerns then concisely getting to the root of the issue. She helps me understand the different options I have to deal with my situation as well as the pros and cons. She supports me in making the best decision for me.
She is awesome, and has really helped me in the first couple of sessions. I am excited at the growth I see in myself, and look forward to an even better understanding of myself through future sessions.
I love speaking with Maria. I feel like I can be casual with her and I don't feel tense or anxious when discussing my issues with her. She's been very compassionate to me and my situation and is always so positive in extending her wisdom and advice. Maria provides a very supportive environment!
I’ve never had therapy before until now, and it’s been a wonderful experience. I was very shy and felt uneasy about therapy at first, but Maria has made me feel very open and accepted. I feel more than comfortable expressing my thoughts and feelings.
She is a wonderful counselor I value our time
In just 3 sessions Maria has helped me find what keeps me at peace and motivate me to grow and help myself. My mental health was at the lowest it’s ever been and her sessions have helped me navigate my way through it all. I have now started a morning routine that sets a good and positive tone for my day that keeps me motivated and productive. I am less anxious and more happy from doing this. I highly recommend therapy for anyone but especially with Maria Van Thienen! Mental health is extremely important!
I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor to help me navigate through my current season of life than Maria & BetterHelp. Divorce is never an easy road to walk~ especially with children involved~ but I know I’m not walking that road alone. Her help & guidance has proven invaluable already… every single session has reaffirmed that the investment I’m making into myself is indeed the right choice. She’s a truly wonderful human being!
Very understanding and will roll with it when you are stuck
Maria Van Thienen was the woman that helped me when I was in darkness. I was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks until Maria have told me about mindfulness and meditation. I was discipline enough to do it and I discovered something so much greater which was peace. I appreciate Maria for not suggesting me to take meds or to do anything else that would distract me from living my life. When I was in doubt or simply not believing in myself, Maria picked me up and encouraged me. I love you Maria Van Thienen.
I started counseling with terrible anxiety and depression. My career was the root cause of my stress. I had to learn how to be present and not just pull myself through the day through the stress and anxiety I experienced. Maria taught me that my mental health is just as important as my physical health and when I started taking it seriously my life turned back right side up. I am so thankful for her.
I like Maria she just tells you that you have to do this if you want change and I’m always happy when we hang up n I always look forward to my next session
Maria is very compassionate and empathetic to my situation. she is very soothing and nonjudgmental . I gain a big chunk of insight from her and I start to appreciate & align with my reality
Maria came into my life shortly before my husband died of suicide. She is a great support for me and as she helps me move through my grief I am confident she can also help me with my original reasons for starting therapy, as I also struggle with depression and low self esteem. I look forward to my sessions with Maria and always feel better afterwards.
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.
Very satisfied with my counselor