Maria Turner-Carney

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Trauma-informed, feminist therapy for weirdos, queerdos, and their friends.

Clinical Social Worker in TACOMA, WA

  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are classic helpers- overfunctioning and often managing many things at once, often from a place of struggling with their own boundaries and staying grounded in their own human needs. Most of the people I work with want support re-parenting themselves. The people I work with care deeply about authenticity, justice, and connection and need a lot of reminders to say no, and hold space for themselves.

My Approach to Helping

My work focuses on deepening my client's connection to themselves (usually in an embodied way). I have extensive experience working with queer and trans folks. I am really thrilled to work with folks working on unlearning enmeshment, practicing boundaries, developing skills in inhabiting their bodies, and addressing trauma with a variety of relational and evidence-based practices. Clients have described my style as playful, direct, and resourced- I often have a book, article, or blog post that I want to send to my clients so they can continue their exploration outside of session! I often use humor to connect with my clients, but always with an eye toward supporting deeper connection with themselves. My therapy practice uses a feminist and anti-oppression framework to help people address and heal from trauma and oppression we face in our everyday lives. I have training in several different trauma healing modalities to support the diverse needs my clients bring to our work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My therapy practice emphasizes the strengths my clients are already utilizing and understand where these strengths (sometimes overdeveloped) emerged from. This means I will work with you to understand the ways you have already been supporting your own wellbeing and survival, and foster growth in new directions. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal. I trust my client’s intuition to explore the direction of their healing and growth.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Premera Blue Cross
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 170/session


2063125080 Email Maria
2711 N 21st St
TACOMA, WA 98406

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