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.
I look forward to getting to know you!