Maria is a warm and empathetic registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting people to regain psychological wellness. Her style is client-led, holistic, and compassionate. She offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional concerns with an interest in the older adult life stage, including transition and identity.
Maria has experience helping people with trauma, depression, anxiety, women’s social issues, worry and stress, PTSD, grief and loss concerns, suicide risk, adjustment, crisis and interpersonal problems.
Maria applies evidence-based techniques like Cognitive Behavior Therapy interventions (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IT), Brief Solution Focused interventions (BSFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), problem solving, mindfulness stress reduction and psychodynamic approaches. Using a non-judgmental approach, Maria adopts interventions best suited to a client’s needs, aiming to identify and diminish distressing symptoms and shift unhelpful life patterns.