Maria works as a therapist and life coach with PCS-Counseling. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University, and received a bachelor’s degree in both Brain, Behavioral, Cognitive Science and in English from the University of Michigan.
Maria specializes in depression, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, suicide & self-harming behaviors, people struggling with intense emotions, and people struggling to adjust to life transitions and change. Maria has years of experience working in community mental health settings where she has helped children, adolescents, and adults with even the most severe forms of mental illness find meaning and hope in their lives.
Maria has been trained in multiple therapeutic techniques including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment. She works to identify a person’s values and life goals and utilizes the form of therapy that best suits that individual’s needs. Her approach is of warm collaboration, meaning that the individuals she sees are actively involved in their therapy and life-coaching process.
Maria’s passion is helping people of all ages find and reclaim their inner strengths and abilities. She does both short-term and long-term work, and can offer a sliding scale fee to those who may need it.