Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we still struggle with problems. Even the best advice of family and friends is not enough to sooth the inner aches and pains of our life or conflicts we might have with others. If you are ready to explore new ways to solve old problems or find healing in your life, contact me today.


My name is Maria and I am an Associate Counselor of Washington State. I have experience working with people in crisis, severe mental illness, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I enjoy working with people of all ages and hearing their stories. That is why we start off exploring your family’s history, to see which stories have formed you and decide from there which stories are worth keeping and which ones need to be rewritten.

I employ a variety of techniques depending on the issues at hand and what works best for each client. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Affirmation Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Mainly, I like to get to the heart of each problem by examining emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and the forces that have shaped them. From there, we can explore better ways of thriving, so you can be on your path to wholeness.

As an Associate Counselor, I am not eligible for most insurance reimbursement plans. I accept either cash or check payments. I look forward to getting to know you!


What to Do When You Have a Narcissistic Family Member

I wrote this post to help people struggling with how to survive and thrive around narcissistic family members. There is so much more I could say on this topic, but I wrote this last-minute after spending many days staying up late working on an application for contract work. Maybe more to come…




  • xparenting.com Great advice on foster parenting or raising any child with trauma and understanding trauma behaviors.