MARIA SOTO, LMFT #129841
Therapist

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I find that my approach to therapy is about discovering your wholeness through the process of self exploration, finding safety in allowing yourself to speak from your own voice, and finding ways to merge into a more empowered version of yourself. I work on getting to know the person at their essence, to address personal needs in relationships, and build awareness about core areas of focus in life patterns, to get you to where you want to be.  I believe therapy is a collaborative experience of personal accountability and authentic regard for healing.   

 

Some of my specialties are working with transitions, trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, Panic Disorder, women’s issues, boundary setting, and improving self esteem from a strength based lens. I am especially passionate about working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults, who are going through difficult times while also highlighting the positives of seeking therapy at any phase of life.  I am certified in several evidence-based practices, use experiential therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and trauma responsive treatment to process difficult emotions and improve the use of coping skills that are tailored to your specific needs. 

 

Together, we will work to improve reactions to stressors, build awareness about life patterns, and address alternative responses, to improve healthier relationships, WHOLEsome wellbeing, and positive self image. 

 

I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience working in community mental health. I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology with emphasis is Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2017. My experience encompasses a variety of clinical settings and services provided to individuals of diverse backgrounds. I am an empathetic and communicative person who enjoys providing services that are aligned with your needs and personality. In my personal time, I enjoy walking my dog, love a variety of self-care activities like journaling, decorating my home, and spending time with others. 

Locations:

  • Telehealth

  • LA Office

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • Kaiser

  • MHN

  • Optum/United

  • Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

  • Individuals

  • Older Teens

  • Young Adults

  • Adults

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Panic Disorder

  • Life Transitions

  • Women's Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Empowerment

  • Bilingual in Spanish

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