It appears that the world is opening up again! There has never been a time like the last two years we've lived through. There are threads of excitement for reconnecting and engaging in pubic life again, and many people remain uncertain, anxious or depressed. My goal in working with you is to support you through your challenges and help you identify and utilize your internal capacity to cope, connect and live a meaningful life. I support individual adults living with depression, anxiety, and challenges with life transitions such as career stress and/or changes, chronic illness and relationship problems (personal and professional). I also specialize in coping with grief from a variety of losses (death, divorce, friendship loss, illness) and bring expertise to situations related to care-giver stress and end of life decision making. I have special interest and expertise in supporting healthcare professionals navigating these difficult times and the challenging healthcare system that exists.
I work with you to create a therapeutic plan that fits your needs. I incorporate what some call a "strength-based approach" or "Positive Psychology". This means my approach utilizes your skills, traits and patterns of thought and behavior that are positive and to your benefit. Whatever obstacle or challenge you may be facing, I believe you inherently have the ability to address your challenges and be content and fulfilled in your living. My working style brings elements of deep listening and direct communication wrapped in a blanket of compassion and hope. I have over 20 years of experience working with people in a variety of settings including clinic, hospital and home. I have a masters degree in social work (MSW) and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). My training and experience includes Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also bring a the lens of "brain science" to my work, acknowledging that the mind, body and spirit are all connected and that the human body is incredibly resilient and has the ability to adapt and change. I have worked closely with my partner, a trained therapy dog to provided Animal Assisted Therapy, but alas the digital format does not support this work. The work we may engage in is important, and I consider it a privilege to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Maureen is seriously the best therapist I've ever had. She is so patient, understanding, and wise. Her ability to reflect on what I say and find insights that I don't see is incredible. I am so glad that I found her and highly recommend her!
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I have been dreading therapy, but knew I needed it for a long while now. Going into my first session, I was quite anxious and worried about how my session would go. Maureen was very open and easy to talk to! There were so many pent-up feelings that I never verbalized prior to this session, but Maureen created a very safe and non-judgmental space for me to speak. Very, very happy and hopeful for future session with Maureen!
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Maureen is the best therapist I've ever had, and I've had a handful. Her approach feels caring and validating, while pushing me to as myself deeper and more specific questions. I highly recommend her!
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd
maureen is great and listens wonderfully!
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue