Hi, I'm Maria!
Our world is seriously challenged due to Covid-19 and we all feel it in various ways. Whether you are a business person, a health care worker, a musician, or a stay-at-home parent this is a time when we (and our relationships) need to be as healthy and strong as possible!
Chronic stress can have adverse consequences to the body, mind and soul. This can show up in the form of anxiety, low energy and mood, and even chronic pain, such as headaches and backaches. Is there emotional healing that you've needed to do for years, but have not known how or where to start?
The focus of my practice is helping individuals, couples and families overcome challenges including. . .
- conflict in marriage or with significant other
- problems with peer relationships
- emotional dysregulation due to STRESS
- coping with job loss or financial hardship
- a family member struggling with illness or addiction
- lack of healthy boundaries
- compassion fatigue or burnout
- grieving the loss of a loved one
- mind/body based chronic pain
Depressed mood, anxiety, muscle tension and headaches (just to name a few) are expressions from the body that something is out of balance. It could be in the mind (thoughts) or the body (toxins in the environment, diet etc.) or a spiritual issue, such as unresolved childhood trauma, grief from a past loss, or feeling disconnected from yourself or your faith.
The conventional "counseling and meds" treatment model for depression may offer temporary relief, but what if it is actually something in your environment or diet creating anxiety or depression? How would you even know if that were the case?
This is where principles from Functional Medicine can make a big difference! Functional Medicine is an approach where the emphasis is on viewing a problem holistically, getting to the "root cause" and treating symptoms first naturally through lifestyle interventions. I like to think of it as "thinking outside the pill box". Some important interventions could include:
Coping differently or eliminating TOXIC STRESS (including certain problematic relationships!)
Assessing/eliminating toxins in your environment (mold or other allergens)
Improving quality of sleep
Involvement in your spiritual or faith practice
Being part of a community
Time in nature
Engaging in favorite hobbies
If you desire a confidential and supportive environment to work through challenges, I encourage you to take one new step today. . .
Simply send an email to me at: or call 818-305-5569 and leave a message. I will get back to you and we can set up a time to talk and see if we are a good fit! The initial call with me is free.
Warm regards, and thank you for stopping by!
Maria T. McCoy, M.A. Clinical Psychology
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #102860