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I have 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.   Aside from being Licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am certified in Trauma Focus Modality, Seeking Safety, Life Skills for children and adolescents, Life Skills parenting training, and various other treatment modalities.  I have continuously worked with families who have been severely affected by trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, medical illnesses, financial difficulties, sudden deaths and /or departures from loved ones, mental illnesses, substance use, and other changes that might have left a profound experience.  My goal is to continue providing support and healing to families, children, young adults, and couples who are ready to discover all the possibilities of a much fulling and balanced existence. You do not have to do this alone, build your support group including professionals that have your best interest at hand.  The first step is to do something about it, once you take this first step, you are already on your way to a solution.  


Tengo 13 anos de experiencia proveyendo servicios de terapia a ninos, adolecentes, parejas y familias. Aparte de sostener una licensia bajo el estdo de Caliornia como terapista de familia y matrimonio, tanbien estoy certificada en las modalidades de Seeking Safety, Trauma Focus modalidades, destresas de la vida para ninos y adolesentes, destresas de la vida para padres y muchas otras modalidades de terapia.  Yo estado continuamente trabajando con familias que han sido affectados por trauma, abuso fisico, abuso sexual, divorcio, enfermedades fisicas, muertes o departuras de seres queridos, enfermedades mentales, abuso de drogas y otros cambios que pudieron haber dejado una experiencia profunda.  Mi objetivo es continuar proveyendo el soporte y la sanacion a familias, ninos, adolesentes, parejas que estan listas para descubrir todas las posibilidades de una existencia  satisfactoria y balanceada.

Usted no tiene porque haser esto solo (a), el primer paso es haser algo, cuando haya tomado el primer paso ya esta en el camino a una solucion..

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

maria ward/therapist
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