Maya is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who centers her work through genuine connections with her clients. With collaboration at the heart of her work, Maya ensures clients’ voices are heard and works together to reach their desired goals. Using a strengths based approach, she creates a warm, welcoming environment that promotes clients’ resiliency and increases coping skills. She has a strong passion for working with children, adolescents, and their families and creates a safe space to explore any concerns.
Maya has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults throughout her career and has a strong passion for facilitating family systems based work. She received her Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from San Francisco State University. Throughout her program, she interned as a therapist at an elementary school and college, developing valuable skills to work with children of all ages and their families. Maya received her B.S in Psychology (with a minor in Child Development) from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. There she worked at the University’s Children’s Center, collaborating with parents on children’s developmental goals.
Maya has experience supporting children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma as well as concerns related to peer relations, self-esteem, and life transitions. She also has experience supporting young adults in crisis counseling, developing safety plans, and working with other professionals to ensure clients are supported in a holistic way. Maya has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness based techniques.
Maya enjoys time in nature, reading, listening to music and spending quality time with family and friends.