I am licensed in Indiana with 30 years of professional work experience engaging with children and families. I have over 14 years working as a professional clinical counselor. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have a great deal of experience with helping teens. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34009408A
Working with Maria has been absolutely incredible! She is exactly what I needed: always telling me the truth I need to hear in a compassionate way.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
She had been the first therapist to actually help me to start to the root of my issue. And I’m truly grateful.
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
So personable and easy to open up to.
Really enjoy talking with her.
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
I have met with her one time so far, but she was very clear about helping me set goals, clarifying what kind of therapy would work best for me, and providing helpful resources and homework
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Every therapist I've had has helped in some way. Although I feel Maria is really dipping deep and helping me through my issues.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and parenting issues
Maria was a good match for me. I have full confidence that she will get me where I want to be.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd