Maria's education and experience have led her to a profound passion for the restoration of people. With a background in psychology, she values understanding how the human mind functions on a day to day basis. Her education and experience include working in areas of relationship issues, trauma, grief, sex and sexuality issues and stress. She believes that therapy should never be seen as a failure, but rather as an avenue of growth and restoration. Maria is trained and experienced in using different modalities and theoretical frameworks that include but are not limited to Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused approaches, CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy. Maria uses an integrated approach with her clients and has been known to use Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples
Maria holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, along with a Master of Theological Study with a counselling focus and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Along with her graduate degrees Maria has attended and completed workshops and/or certificates in Suicide Prevention, Addictions, Emotionally Focused Therapy, etc.
Maria specializes in couples counselling, focusing on relationship breakdown and rebuilding strategies, as well as sex related issues.
Maria’s experience has led her to specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma (PTS symptoms or disorder).
Maria has experience in working with clients of all walks of life and welcomes working with clients that are experiencing identity issues and sexuality issues.