-Note from Therapist-

My journey has carried me to a great place, as a licensed mental health counselor working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. I found that after working more than 12 years in the child welfare system with children that had been abandoned, neglected and or abused, a one on one approach was going to be for me the answer I was searching for, “how can I make a difference.”

-Therapist Credentials and Expertise-

Certifications

Maria provides a diverse high quality prevention, intervention, parent education, and child development planning with her clients. She is a certified Judge Baker Children’s Center in Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

She provides evidence-based treatment for children and teens affected by trauma and to their parents or caregivers. Through the proper therapeutic techniques and counselling sessions she is able to provide safety, stable mind, gradual exposure, increased strength to thrive towards a well-balanced lifestyle. 

Maria is also certified in motivational interviewing that helps guide her clients to make positive behavioral changes when struggling with addiction, dealing with alcohol or drug abuse, and provides support to her patient’s efforts to change. 

treatment approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Awareness
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) 
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Treatment for Children with Trauma

specialties

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children
  • Depression Disorders

Certifications

Maria provides a diverse high quality prevention, intervention, parent education, and child development planning with her clients. She is a certified Judge Baker Children’s Center in Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

She provides evidence-based treatment for children and teens affected by trauma and to their parents or caregivers. Through the proper therapeutic techniques and counselling sessions she is able to provide safety, stable mind, gradual exposure, increased strength to thrive towards a well-balanced lifestyle. 

Maria is also certified in motivational interviewing that helps guide her clients to make positive behavioral changes when struggling with addiction, dealing with alcohol or drug abuse, and provides support to her patient’s efforts to change. 

treatment approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Awareness
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) 
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Treatment for Children with Trauma

specialties

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children
  • Depression Disorders

client focus

Ethnicity: Any ethnic/racial background.

Language: Therapist is bilingual speaking fluent English and Spanish.

Age Focus: Elders (65+), Adults, Teen, Preteen, Children (6-10), Toddler. 

issues experienced in

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
  • age 50+ emotional wellness

issues experienced in

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
  • age 50+ emotional wellness