Maria is a Private Practice Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Los Angeles County. Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and several cognitive, and behavioral modalities, Maria utilizes a person-centered approach with a trauma focused lens tailored to the unique needs of each client providing skills to address immediate need while exploring underlying contributing factors.
Maria has a broad range of experience working in the outpatient mental health clinic, inpatient psychiatric hospital and school settings with youth and adults. Maria has accumulated a wealth of experience working with individuals and families to navigate school, housing and justice systems. Maria is dedicated to addressing life transitions, behavior issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, serious mental illness and communication patterns to activate resilience by creating a warm, attentive and safe space to heal.
Maria received her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles and received her Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work where she was awarded Order of Arete, the highest honor awarded to graduate students.