I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Thanatology (CT--Death Studies - Grief and Bereavement), and Certified Christian Mediation Training in with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with both adults and children, couples and families, in groups and individual settings with varied backgrounds and ideologies. I have worked with cancer patients and their families during the most stressful periods of their lives and have also accompanied them through loss and its aftermath. I have also worked in a corporate setting and have helped many people navigate through transition due to any number of life changes and challenges.
I believe that counseling is a working partnership between the client and therapist: we both have a job to do to move the client in the agreed upon direction of why counseling was initiated. My approach to counseling is Integrative and Multimodal therapy: combining several types of therapy modalities to cater to the needs and personality of each client. These types include (but limited to) cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Cognitive, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Person Centered and Relationship. I often use contracting, journaling, different forms of art therapy to help the client hone in on certain areas that may not readily be discussed or even consciously known.
The mission is to provide hope, support, and knowledge to those of you who need to find meaning in your life no matter what stage you may be struggling through.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #37PC00304300 (Expires: 2020-11-01)
Maria is a caring, concerned counselor. She always has my best interest at heart. She even contacted me when she hadn't seen me in her schedule. She's great.