*Maria is not currently taking new clients*
With a deep desire to hold space for others, Maria’s (she/her) approach is gentle and warm, and she is passionate about engaging in collaborative and creative processes. Curiosity, humility, openness, and empathy will guide her work with you. She believes intentional relationality is imperative to who we are as humans and that therapy can invite us into exploring meaningful connection with ourselves and others. She aims to provide a safe space for individuals to share their stories, navigate distress, explore ways to manage stress, and experience belonging.
Maria enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults of all backgrounds and identities, and she strives to practice from a social justice perspective. She believes the contexts of our lived experiences have significant impacts on how we show up in the world, and she fosters a space that honors you and your experiences. Maria is especially interested in working with individuals who are encountering anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, and difficulties with self-worth and self-compassion. She integrates an assortment of theories and techniques such as person-centered approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and systemic therapy to support individuals in finding what works best for enhancing their own well-being.
Maria has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Theology, from the College of Saint Benedict and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Currently, Maria is working towards LPCC licensure in the state of Minnesota.