I am so glad you're here! My name is Maria and I am a LCSW providing therapy with New Day Vitality Psychotherapy.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Larchmont, NY
I fully embrace "Third-Wave" Cognitive Therapies which support the use of Mindfulness practices in symptom relief. I received and completed comprehensive ACT training through Russ Harris ACT Mindfully Workshops.
I have over 10 years of experience using CBT in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, and private practice. I received additional training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and basic DBT skills. I am currently enrolled in an advanced certification program at NYU which will advance my skillset with the use of CBT in clinical settings for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Addiction.
I have over 8 years of experience utilizing Motivational interviewing to help those struggling with substance use and misuse. I also enjoy incorporating MI to support those looking to explore intrinsic motivation for change they would like to see in their life.
Utilizing a Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness approach, I can help you manage life transitions, which I like to define as the act of experiencing a change. Change is often difficult and uncomfortable, and I can help you with changes such as young adulthood, relocation, starting or ending a relationship, starting a new job or ending a job, changing careers, attending school, or any other adjustments to life's journey.
I am currently in training to be an HSP-Knowledgeable Professional through Dr. Elaine Aron.
I have a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, which is the leading evidenced based modality for treating anxiety. Furthermore, I have advanced training in the neuropsychology of anxiety, so you’ll know exactly how to feel empowered with strategies to resist anxiety-igniting cognitions. My ACT and Mindfulness background also allows me to utilize supplimentary skills to stay present and grounded during feelings of anxiety.