I believe that if every human being had someone to provide them with unconditional positive regard, especially during the formative years of childhood, our world would be a safer place. Unfortunately, many of us don’t even make it through childhood without wound from emotionally painful experiences. Sometimes the consequences from these experiences are long-lasting, and can impact our well-being, relationships, and work. Fortunately, therapy can help. I have worked in community and university settings for the past 7 years, and I have experience treating a variety of mental health struggles such anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, trauma, marriage/family issues, and communication challenges.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. I draw from process-experiential models to help you explore your inner world in order to access your authentic self. To accomplish this, I create a non-judgmental space for you to be able to process your emotions and experiences honestly. I also integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theories to provide you with coping tools and a deeper understanding of your situation.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LMFT MF001113
Mariana has been a tremendous resource to me as I have navigated through many difficult life happenings the last two years. She is who I can be very transparent with and she helps me process emotions, situations and events. She's helped me see myself differently and see my interactions with others from a new perspective. Better Help's online platform made it possible for me to connect with a therapist clear across the state that get's me and what I need without leaving the house,
Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Mariana for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I’ve been working with Mariana for just over a year and she has truly helped me learn things about myself that I never would have gotten to in my own. She leads you to the discovery, she doesn’t direct you. She never makes outlandish suggestions, is super validating and also challenges viewpoints. I’d recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Mariana for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Mariana is an amazing therapist. She has a great deal of patience and empathy. I feel that she understands my issues and that she genuinely cares.
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Mariana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She listens to my concerns and puts in serious thought to dig deeper into them and what may be causing them, as well as helping identify some concerns I’ve never thought of. She does a great job working with me to work towards understanding and solutions to my problems.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Mariana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Very responsive very great therapy
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Mariana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Incredibly helpful and insightful
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Mariana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd