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 through some of the things 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 journey 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 stuff that is weighing us down.

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

Ok, so now 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 the surrounding areas.


Bachelors of Science


Florida Atlantic University


Masters of Science

Marriage + Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University



Holistic Health Coach

Institute of Integrative Nutrition


Certification in Progress

Intuitive Eating Counselor

The Original Intuitive Eating Pros 

Throughout my experiences in the agency and private practice settings there has always been an underlying theme in my therapy and coaching style: empowerment and resiliency. I prioritize assisting clients in discovering insights and tools which will allow them to view their problems through a strength and solution focused lens.

I work with individuals, couples, families and specialize in:


Trauma-informed holistic health and healing, mind-body approach


Intuitive Eating


Life transitions, coping skills, stress management


Developing healthy boundaries and relationships with self, 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 which wreak havoc on our mental health.