Meet Maria

Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern

Holistic Health Coach

I know I’m supposed to talk about myself here…but before I give you all the details about my passion and what it is that I do (my magic sauce) I want to talk about YOU.


You see, I think you’ve made your way here because you’re trying to sort out through some things that you can’t figure out on your own. Plot twist, it’s ok, you’re not supposed to! We’ve gotten so accustomed to being independent and self-sufficient that we’ve forgotten that we were built for connection. No one needs to go through this life thing alone or carry on and power through the struggles. Somehow, being vulnerable, human, and asking for help got defined as weakness and something to be avoided at all costs. Well, I’m setting the record straight…asking for help is one of the most courageous things we can do-it takes a lot of strength to work through the shtuff that is weighing us down.

So, for whatever reason you’re here, Hi, I’m here for you, we’ve got this…together.  


Ok, Ok, a little bit about me:

I am a bilingual (English/ Spanish) registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in the state of Florida, serving Fort Lauderdale and nearby areas. I received my Bachelors of Science in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and went on to earn my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I am also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and currently I am working on becoming a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

Throughout the various experiences in the agency and private practice settings there has always been an underlying theme in my therapy and coaching style: empowerment and resiliency. It is my priority to focus on providing insight and tools which will allow clients to view their problems through a strength and solution focused lens.

I specialize in trauma informed holistic health and healing, mind-body approaches, intuitive eating, life transitions, coping skills, and stress management. My passion lies in helping others to develop healthy relationships with themselves, others and things/concepts (food, exercise etc.) I am Health at Every Size aligned and committed to dismantling the harmful social standards of beauty, health, and body size/weight that wreak havoc on our mental health.

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