Maria E

My Favorite Quote

"And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." — Meister Eckhart


  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Trichotillomania
  • Excoriation Disorder
  • Hoarding
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women's Issues
  • ADHD
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Use
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce
  • Coping Skills
  • Codependency
  • Career Counseling

Get to Know Maria E

Therapist | LMFT

My work is solutions oriented and focused on (1) individuals diagnosed with OCD/ADHD/Trichotillomania/Excoriation Disorder/Tics/Hoarding and other Neurodiverse conditions experiencing unhelpful thinking as a result of experiences struggling with symptoms such as executive functioning, sensory overload, etc. (2) families raising children with neurodivergent conditions needing support in resolving concerns and strengthening positive relationships at home, and (3) family therapy for adult children experiencing “failure to launch” and diminished autonomy from their parents who are motivated to achieve independence.

My Professional Background

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my experience includes nearly a decade of working with dual diagnosis clients using evidence based practices. My theoretical orientation includes specialization in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, Tics, Excoriation Disorder, and Hoarding. Other therapeutic skills include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Written Exposure Therapy (WET),  Positive Psychology and Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT). I am a Certified Level One Solutions Focused Therapist and completed the Level One Gottman Method for Couples Counseling.

My style is collaborative, client centered, and culturally sensitive.

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • Golden Gate University (MA, Marriage and Family Therapy/Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
  • JFK University (BA, Philosophy and Religion)
  • Gottman Method (Level One)
  • Clinical Fellow, AAMFT
  • Certified DBT Professional (C-DBT)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II)
  • Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Radically open DBT for Eating Disorders
  • Written Exposure Therapy (WET)

Fun Facts

Pet parent with 2 pups and fan of Ethiopian and Swedish cuisine.

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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.