Maria Pla

Live the best version of yourself. That is the drive and belief Maria Pla brings to her sessions. Having extensive experience with in-patient and out-patient care, Maria’s commitment to the wellness of individuals and her client centered approach to therapy fosters both emotional healing and change. Maria’s approach also revolves around meaningful therapy. She develops genuine relationships with her clients in a safe environment and provides enough challenge to foster healing and growth.

Maria has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and Clinical Substance Abuse Therapist. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her primary focal issues include substance abuse, pain management, mood disorder, crises, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, personality disorders and women’s struggles. She provides case management, psychotherapy, and works towards helping clients create a plan to better their daily life skills therefore enabling them to “live the best version of themselves.”

She brings an array of modalities to her practice, these include Client Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Somatic interventions, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Brain Spotting, SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as principles from the IFS model (Internal Family Systems.)

Believing that no two individuals are alike and understanding each client deserves a unique and meaningful therapy experience, establishes both connection and trust between Maria and her clients. She is an active listener, comforting and instilling a sense of safety all while teaching tools to heal.

Maria draws on her experience from working in Community Mental Health as a Trauma and Substance Abuse Therapist. She possesses an extensive criminal justice background which brings understanding to an array of clients.

Maria also incorporates a harm reduction and holistic approach to her work. Her therapeutic gifts provide clarity, balance and wellness. All of which sculpt a pathway towards healing. When clients seek guidance and understanding for resolution of certain decisions in their lives, Maria’s expertise and energy provides peace and strength.

When working with Maria you will find her down to earth, laid back and attentive personality not only warming but reassuring. Maria will bring her passion for helping others grow, cope and desire to move forward in life to each session- setting the stage for progress and positivity.

Above all Maria’s goal is to inspire each client to be experts in their journey towards well-being.