Maritza’s approach is strengths-based and begins with intention, using effect driven communication that is beneficial for positive change.
Maritza has a great love of humanity and believes the desire for happiness is universal among all people. With extensive experience working with children and adults with traumatic stress, Maritza has seen the negative effects trauma can have on an individual’s worldview. She imbues presence and compassion toward every client she meets and aims to identify and clear core patterns contributing to emotional stuckness.
Maritza is a bilingual (Spanish) licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Raised in California, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Latino Mental Health from Antioch University. She is a Certified Practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Maritza’s clinical experience includes outpatient settings, behavior modification for at-risk youth, family services agencies domestic violence response advocacy, and private practice. She was a foster/adoptive parent in California for 3 years and is an compassionate advocate of orphaned children and adults.
Maritza thrives on spending time with her son, as well camping and hiking in Yosemite National Park, paddle boarding, weight lifting, reading, and secular meditation.
Maritza specializes in the the following treatment areas:
- Childhood Abuse (sexual and physical)
- Anxiety/Panic Disorder
To contact Maritza, please call (941) 907-0525 or email her directly at [email protected]