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

Specialties

  • 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) women struggling with adjustments to sudden or milestone life changes, (2) families raising children with ADHD needing support in resolving concerns and strengthening positive relationships at home, and (3) family therapy for adult children and parents experiencing inter-generational cultural dissonance, especially connected to life transitions.

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 include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), 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)
  • Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Certified DBT Professional (C-DBT)
  • Radically open DBT for Eating Disorders

Fun Facts

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

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