My clinical practice is rooted in social justice and individualized care while maintaining an emphasis on self-respect, accountability, and enhanced quality of life.
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (soon to be licensed) with nearly five years of experience working with individuals and families. I received my Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California. I have a variety of clinical experience ranging from individual and group psychotherapy services within a residential substance abuse center, to individual psychotherapy services provided within a Psychiatric department, to child/youth crisis intervention services. I am also trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including problem solving therapy, CBT, DBT, as well as trauma-informed practices. I support my clients in working towards “living their best life” while building skills, increasing self-confidence and self-respect, as well as helping them to be mindful and accountable for their healing. I believe that though I am the coach that helps to guide my clients towards overall wellness, they are the experts on their life and must be committed and intentional about their healing journey.
My training is rooted in trauma-informed practices, solution-focused approaches, cultural sensitivity, and anti-racism. As a therapist I strive to ensure that my clients feel heard, understood, respected, and safe while in session with me.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going thrift shopping, exercising (I love the gains more than the actual exercising hahah), trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and enjoying my space at home while watching a good show or movie.
Maya is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and is being supervised by Sarah Tayebi LCSW #63761.