MEET MARIA BARRERA

Administration and Social Media Assistant

MARIA BARRERA

Administration and Social Media Assistant

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Specialties

PRACTICE AREAS

THERAPY STYLE

Specialties

Maria answers Phones Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm (est.) and calls are returned within 48 hours. For a quicker response, please email or chat with us

Specialties

Maria answers Phones Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm (est.) and calls are returned within 48 hours. For a quicker response, please email or chat with us

As Administration Assistant, Maria:

*Maria answers Phones Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm (est.) and calls are returned within 48 hours. For a quicker response, please email or chat with us

As Social Media Assistant, Maria:

Practice Areas and Specialties

SUBJECT AREAS

Clientele

THERAPY STYLE

Format

Online through Secure video sessions, In home

Accepting New Clients

Accepting New Clients

Practice Areas and Specialties

Pre-marital, Sex & intimacy issues, High achieving men, Therapists, Thought processes Individual counseling (Insurance accepted-see fee page), Couples counseling, Family Counseling, In-home Couple/family counseling

CLIENTELE

Adults (18+)
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All About Maria

One of my favorite quotes is “Be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell”

This rings true to me on a few things… my love for turtles and the idea of embracing and loving yourself, flaws and all.

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Maria is available to direct any of your questions. You can Maria call the office at (757) 750-0571 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm (est.). You can leave a message and Maria will return your call within 48 hours. Or for a quicker response, please email her or chat with us.

I want to help others feel important, special and supported

 My role in the therapy room is to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients to share problems and concerns without fear of judgment or criticism.  I seek to create a trusting relationship with my clients, so they feel supported in working toward identified treatment goals. 
     I value working alongside my clients and meeting them where they are. I value open and honest communication in the therapy room.  When clients share their struggles honestly, we can identify and work toward resolution together.  With that, if my clients’ needs are out of my scope of practice, I will appropriately refer them to a provider better matched for their needs.

As someone who values individuality, I look forward to nurturing and building on strengths that make you uniquely you.

What I enjoy the most about what I do is seeing my clients make progress toward their own goals.  It’s personally rewarding when I am able to reference our first session and highlight the growth I have observed along the way.   I also love seeing clients gain confidence in their own strengths and abilities.  
     I think one of the biggest misconceptions about mental health is the belief that those “struggle” with their mental health have an inability to function in daily life.  There is a stigma attached to the idea of “mental health” and “treatment”.  We may view ourselves as “unhelpable” or that there is something innately wrong with us.  I choose to believe that anyone can work towards bettering their overall mental wellbeing no matter the challenge or symptoms present.  I believe, even when things seem to be going well, there is always something new to learn or a coping strategy to try.   
     Mental health is about finding balance, meaning, and fulfilment in ourselves and the life we choose.  When we feel mentally well, we feel confident in our ability to handle stressors effectively and interact positively with the world around us.

While your brain may be telling you that you can’t, I will often tell you that you can! We will work together to dig out and use personal strengths to achieve your goals.

Something you should know about working with me is I will not, nor cannot do the work for you.  I do not have a magic wand that will fix all your problems in the blink of an eye, no matter how much I wish I did!  What I can tell you is that I am willing to show up and support you in your journey of growth and change.  Let’s work together to achieve the goals you have identified as important. 
    I went into this field to help others.  I want my clients, I want you, to feel important, special, and supported.  I want everyone I work with to feel that there is someone in their corner, rooting for their success.