​About Me

​​You can heal. I can help.

 

If you are ready to feel better, I am here to help! I provide the necessary structure and support so you can heal (body, mind, spirit) and thrive in your life like never before.

I see business professionals, medical professionals, attorneys, teachers, musicians, entertainment industry pros, active military service members, military vets, stay-at-home moms, and other therapists, just to name a few.

I am conventionally trained in the "medical model" so my holistic perspective came a bit later, in the last 5 years. I enjoy partnering with clients and getting to the "root cause" of issues and identify what it takes to effectively resolve them.

What can therapy help with?

  • Understanding the root cause of the depression and/or anxiety you're experiencing

  • Creating an action plan with new strategies for handling difficult situations and relationships

  • Learning and practicing assertive communication to increase self empowerment and reduce/prevent depression

  • Improving your healthy coping skills for successfully dealing with life challenges

Education:

  • M.A. Clinical Psychology w/ emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA

  • B.S. Business & Management, Magna cum Laude, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Credentials:

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) #102860 California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

  • EMDR Trained Level 1

Training & Workshops:

  • ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) (in progress)

  • "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser" Dr. Catherine Barrett, Forensic Psychologist (2019)

  •  EMDR Level One Training, Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Psy D, LMFT (2019)

  • "The Myth of Normal Part I & II: Insights on Addiction Treatment" Dr. Gabor Mate, MD (2018)

  • "What Every Therapist Should Know About Insurance" Barbara Griswold, LMFT (2018)

  • "Depression: Bio-Psych-Social-Spiritual" Dr. Dan Amen & Michael Yapko PhD (2017)

  • "Cultivating Emotional Balance" Paul Ekman PhD & Eve Ekman PhD (2017)

  • "Couples Therapy for Treating PTSD" John Gottman, PhD & Julie Gottman PhD (2017)

  • "Stress and Health: Lessons from a Wild Primate" Robert Sapolsky PhD (2017)

Healing Pathways Counseling

107 S. Fair Oaks Ave. #319, Pasadena, CA 91105

maria@healing-pathways-counseling.com

Phone: 818-305-5569