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I operate from a Person-Centered approach, which means that I value the person sitting across from me in session as someone who is capable of self-directed growth. With empathy, unconditional-positive regard, and authenticity, I trust my clients are able to develop a better sense of self-worth, trust in themselves, and willingness to continue exploring life. When you come to therapy, you are allowing yourself to have space to heal and grow from your trauma.

Maritza holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Sam Houston State University (a CACREP Accredited program). Maritza is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern in the state of Texas (84118) and is under the supervision of Dr. David Lawson, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S.  She has a passion for helping others.  Maritza's educational focus was in Marriage and Family, and she is currently awaiting to sit for her Marriage and Family Therapy State Board Exams.  Maritza is trained in Gottman Level I & II.  She is also fluent in Spanish.

Trainings:

Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: The Ethical Need for Self-Care  Mental Health Professionals in Court

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Gottman Level 1

Gottman Level 2

Parenting Skills Workshop

Social Skills Group for children 8-10 with ADHD

Suicide: Trauma Informed Treatment with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Communication, Sex, and Technology

Treating Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community

 

Maritza provides the following services:

  • Counseling Sessions in Spanish
  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Therapy

Fees for Counseling Sessions with Maritza:

Intake Session - $120.00

50 Minute Individual Counseling session - $80.00

Family or Couples Intake Session - $175.00

Family or Couples Session - $150.00

 

Maritza can be reached at 281-719-0341 or maritza@joyfulhearts.us