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HELLO! MY NAME IS MARIA

and I would love to help you

With my clients, I see my role as one of supporting their individual journey of growth.

 

I value collaborating with my clients to ensure we are adjusting our work in such a way that it best meets your needs.

 

Most importantly, I strive to create a safe space to do this work. Some of the elements I utilize to foster safety include:

  • Holding an open-minded, nonjudgmental approach

  • Tailoring therapy to your individual needs

  • Creating space for collaboration and feedback

  • Striving for your best interest over my own, including referring you to a different therapist if we might not be the best fit to work together. 

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MY QUALIFICATIONS

COLLEGES & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Master of Social Work - Lakehead University​

  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work - Lakehead University​

  • ​Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy - University of Guelph​

  • Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program - University of Guelph​

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2 Training Program - The Gottman Institute

  • ​Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)​​  

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

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“New beginnings start with knowing how we create the trap that we are caught in, how we have deprived ourselves of the love we need. Strong bonds grow from resolving to halt the cycles of disconnection, the dances of distress.”

- DR. SUE JOHNSON

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