Maria Pietruszka (SHE/HER/HERS)

Accepting Clients

Maria was born in Poland and migrated to NYC at the age of 3. She was raised in Brooklyn and carries that as a badge of honor.

Psychotherapist in New York, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

Ideal client would be a young adult, struggling with anxiety, utilizing substances to self medicate, struggling in relationships with loved ones/family/romantic partner. Goals could be reducing harm in high risk situations, (substance use, sexual behaviors), utilizing CBT & DBT to cope with anxiety, learning to better communicate with family/loved ones, gaining assertive communication skills.

My Background and Approach

Initially, the goal is to establish rapport, build alliance. The process of creating a safe, non judgemental space allows for clients to feel comfortable, trust and open up to explore issues/goals they want to work on. I believe it is important to establish goals that the clients wants to achieve while in therapy and present them with approaches and explanations of those approaches. Communication and transparency is important. Once goals are set, I can utilize CBT, strength based approaches, trauma informed, feminist theory approaches to help clients meet their goals. That may include homework assignments, work sheets, mediation, developing coping skills and role playing. Check in with clients are helpful to ensure that both client and therapist see progress in therapy.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Fidelis
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Polski
  • Rate: $125 - 325/session


929-306-6928 Email Maria
515 Madison Avenue
Fl 21
New York, NY 10022
397 Bridge Street
FL 7
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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