I provide mental health counseling services in an office that has a gym and physical fitness setting attached. I enjoy incorporating what may seem unorthodox in therapy because mind, body and spirit are one. Along with being a psychotherapist, I am also a Certified Fitness Trainer. I enjoy utilizing DBT and CBT skills during counseling session. I am passionat about kindness, inclusion, acceptance and creating a true "judgement free zone."
Maria's style is fresh and motivational. She is knowledgeable and has a multidisciplinary approach having a background on addiction and mental health services. I believe she leads clients by understanding their strengths to support and encourage change. I have lost about 120 pounds. Working with her, I have developed an understanding of how I use food to cope with life issues. She has put me on the path of learning for over a year now and I feel I can continue this journey of loving and rediscovering a healthier me. I would recommend her services greatly.
Maria is kind, friendly and compassionate. She made me feel welcomed and I love her space. I left her office feeling much better.
Scheduling a phone screen over the phone and formally meeting in person to see if I am the right fit for you.
I have a Master's Degress in Forensic Psychology from the University of New Haven, a Sixth Year Certificate in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Bridgeport, I hold two Dept of Public Health Connecticut state licenses in the counseling field, and I love what I do for a living!
I take health insurance and self pay clients. I accept Anthem, Husky, Optum (ConnectiCare, United Health Care, etc), Aetna, and Cigna.
I have worked in the field of mental health counseling for over seven years. I started my own private practice after supervising a clinic in the area, learning the ropes, and doing some counseling in home settings as well.
Substance abuse, mental health, medical health compromised, a variety and wide range - i.e. individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, etc
The past two employers I have worked for have made me employee of the year and some time or another during the time I have worked with them and I have often been promoted. I enjoy being given the opportunity to grow and do more.
Hire someone that you feel comfortable talking to. Don't be afraid to interview your counselor to make sure they are the right fit for you.
Is the individual trained in this area of expertise, or do they specialize and have experience in solving, or assisting with the concerns I am faced with?