Welcome! A Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010, Maria has held various roles in the mental health field for over 15 years. She has worked primarily with adolescents and adults, providing psychotherapy in clinic, private practice, and community settings. Her formal education includes a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (2007) and a Master of Education in Counselor Education (2014).
Maria is committed to providing compassionate and change-oriented counseling while recognizing diverse backgrounds and perspectives. She has a relational style and often draws from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and trauma-informed therapeutic approaches. Maria is an EMDR Certified Therapist and treats each individual holistically and uniquely.
Maria enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and subsistence activities. One of her favorite adventures was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Maria is thrilled to offer psychotherapy services via telehealth throughout Alaska from her beloved Homer, Alaska.
Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment and somatic issues
Depression, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, chronic pain issues, etc.
Single incident or complex experiences of trauma
Life changes or experiences bringing up stress, grief and loss, identity or spiritual issues, etc.
Any number of topics including fertility and postpartum issues
Relationship issues or desire for increased connection, communication, conflict management, etc.
Our initial session is an Integrated Assessment. Duration is about 90-120 minutes and includes reviewing Intake paperwork and screenings as well as interview. This is a more directive time than typical psychotherapy sessions.
Duration is typically 50-55 minutes. Maria is in network with BCBS, with other insurances pending. If considered an out of network provider with your insurance plan, Maria is happy to bill as a courtesy or provide superbills so you can submit directly. Medicaid/Medicare not accepted.
Duration is typically 50-55 minutes. This option provides the most privacy and flexibility as nothing is reported to insurance. Payment is due at time of service in full with credit card, with a discounted fee available.
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