What is a counselor?

A counselor is a psychology associate who specializes in helping clients build personal and interpersonal skills. The American Psychological Association notes a focus on the “emotional, social, work, school and physical health concerns” people encounter throughout different stages of their lives. People of all ages and walks of life can find counseling beneficial to address behavioral problems, family difficulties, and disabilities. 

What types of counseling does Maria offer?

Individual Counseling

As a behavioral counselor, Maria offers one-on-one support for client to explore their feelings and concerns in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment. Individual counseling can help you build constructive goals and technique for improvement. Young learners sometimes struggle to manage classroom challenges and can benefit from academic skills development in conjunction with skills developed through counseling. Individual behavioral counseling can help them overcome these challenges and build skills for life-long learning and wellness. 

Group Counseling

For some, the journey to healing requires more interaction with others. Group therapy offers a path for growth through healing interpersonal interactions in a safe, supportive setting guided by a licensed behavioral counselor. Maria offers guided counseling for groups, families and parents where all parties express concerns and build constructive solutions through collaboration and support.

Maria's Approach to Counseling

Cultivated through advanced training in researched based methods, Maria applies proven approaches to treatment used by psychology associates nation-wide including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to fit the needs of each client. By rooting her approach in scientifically backed methods, clients receive peace of mind knowing Maria follows effective and trusted treatment. Her behavioral counselor and academic skills development toolkit includes play and art therapy, ensuring clients with a spectrum of needs receive the best approach.