Maria

My Favorite Quote

" Feeling grateful for what we already have, being aware that we have more than enough conditions for happiness in the present moment is very important." — Thich Nhat Hanh

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Chronic Illness
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavior Issues
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Alzheime's

Get to Know Maria

Therapist | LMHC

Therapy is for everyone! I think a lot of people have this really skewed view of therapy, in which you only go to therapy if something “happened” or if they are “mentally ill”. Therapy can be a safe place to speak about anything including family issues, work conflicts, and friendship/relationship challenges. Additionally, a therapist can help you find a new career, identify what you would want out relationships and utilize your strengths to help you reach your goals.

I prefer if therapy sessions were more conversational where the client and I can openly discuss concerns and potential solutions. I would prefer if the client leads the session and I help guide it, I do not have an agenda when beginning any session. I believe utilizing medias such as books, movies, television shows are a great way to help a client identify the situations they are going through. I am always willing to help the client with “homework” if that is what works best for them.

My Professional Background

I have worked primarily with adults living with developmental disabilities and diagnosed mental illnesses. I love the opportunity to work with adults living experiencing challenges and utilizing their already developed strengths to find solutions to their concerns/problems . I provide a nonjudgmental, safe space for people to speak openly about their concerns and will always offer honest feedback in return.

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • BA in Sociology, Iona College
  • M.S.Ed., in Mental Health Counseling, Fordham University
  • Graduate Certificate in Neuropscyhology, Ball State University (in progress)

Fun Facts

I love coffee, salty snacks, and being a dog mom to my beagle mix Dixie. I enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants. My favorite foods include tacos, buffalo chicken, and coconut shrimp. My other hobbies include reading (favorite author Tana French), cooking/baking, shopping, and exercising at a local spin studio. I aim to shop as local and independently as possible.

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During the consultation you and one of our Clinical Coordinators will discuss why you’re interested in starting therapy or coaching, and review your goals. We can also answer any questions you may have about our services. Consultations are by secure video conferencing session, or by phone.