LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
MA – Master of Arts
RN – Registered Nurse
Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor and health care provider, with 20+ years’ experience helping people get better at navigating what they all contend with. Her overall goal is to help people live more peaceful, joyous, rich, full, and meaningful lives and believes as humans we all need meaningful and supportive connections with others. She helps clients develop, strengthen, and use their communication, relationship, and social skills to enrich their lives.
Maria works with adults who are suffering related to Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and/or a poor sense of self. Some of her clients are also facing serious health problems. Most have difficulties with family, friends, co-workers, and self.
Respect, kindness, and caring form the foundation of Maria’s therapy. Her practice is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, which have demonstrated their effectiveness and are currently ‘state of the art.” Additionally, she uses a variety of related interventions, ancient and modern. She incorporates mindfulness, spirituality, music, and art therapy, and strongly recommends paying attention to physical and mind-body health such as sleep, nutrition, exercise/movement, and spending time with Mother Nature.
Maria’s experiences have taught her again and again, that trying to control what you cannot results in immediate and long-term misery in countless, vast, and various ways. She helps people figure out how to “do acceptance” and helps them cope with the distresses that inevitably arise. She has found that making room for all our emotions and responses allows us to develop wisdom, self-acceptance, self-contentment, and more peace.
856-275-3701 – firstname.lastname@example.org