It is always a privilege and an honor to witness authentic and lasting change in my client’s lives. My priority as a therapist is to create a warm, non-judgemental, and safe environment for clients to process their emotions, relationships and experiences. You’ve made it here, which means you have already taken action for change.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I’ve been trained to walk alongside couples and individuals through the most difficult seasons of life. I use evidence-based practices such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and The Gottman Method to help partners uncover underlying emotions and communicate more effectively for connection, compassion, and caring. Research shows that EFT typically helps 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and over 90% of couples report significant improvement. I am passionate about working with couples and assisting with identifying the deeper roots of their struggles, so that each partner can get what they need and the couple can rebuild from the ground up.
Maria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#204415) in Texas supervised by Elise Thompson (#200800) and Jennifer Kendall (#203322). Maria graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Maria is a trained Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Facilitator and has completed the Level 1 Gottman Training as well as an EFT Externship. Some of her specialties include working with individuals, couples, premarital counseling, life transitions, depression, anxiety, among others. Maria is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently.
When we sit down together, my first step will be to understand. I want to know what makes you you. Whether you is just you, you and your partner, or the whole family, I want to understand what you have seen and what your experiences have been. How have those experiences affected you, and how you have withstood your challenges? Most importantly, I want to understand your wants and needs. Working together, we will then talk about your preferred future, and how you might make that future your present reality.
My approach to psychotherapy and the healing relationship is informed by a variety of professional and personal experiences. As a GM with Fortune 500 big-box retail companies, I coached and counseled individuals and teams for many years, helping them overcome obstacles, realize potential, and achieve success. As an educator living and working overseas, I broadened my awareness and appreciation for ways of life much different than my own. My spiritual journey led me to study theology at Brite Divinity School, then to an interest in Eastern traditions, including yoga and meditation. My practice as a counselor and therapist lies at the intersection of Western science and Eastern wisdom, integrating and complementing each with the other.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University. He is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Psychology at American Public University. He has Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a certified yoga instructor. He practiced integrated behavioral health care during his internship at JPS Health Network, working in partnership with the medical doctors and psychologists of the Family Medicine unit and the Oncology & Infusion Center. In his practicum at Texas Wesleyan Community Counseling Center, he specialized in individual and couples counseling to clients from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Michael is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate (#204508) in Texas supervised by Dr. Mike Bishop (#302).
Individual and Couples Counseling in Flower Mound, TX
Stanford Couples Counseling provides mental health services in Flower Mound and throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW) area. We work with couples at all stages of a relationship and individuals who need help coping with anxiety, depression, grief and more. Our holistic approach addresses underlying issues within relationships and individuals from various angles.
At Stanford Couples Counseling, you’ll find an experienced team of professionals with extensive training eager to provide the tools you need to build a solid foundation for your relationship. Whether you’re searching for individual or couples counseling, our Flower Mound therapy services can help guide you through your journey.
1-on-1 Therapy in Flower Mound, TX
Whether you’re struggling with issues like anxiety or depression or seeking relationship advice or help, the professionals at Stanford Couples Counseling can help. We do more than just couples and marriage counseling — we also offer individual therapy sessions, particularly for people with anxiety and depression.
When you have mental health issues impacting your daily life, professionals can help. We treat various issues, from self-esteem to anger management. Individual therapy involves treating the client on a one-on-one basis. This form of treatment allows you and one of our therapists to focus on each other, build rapport and work together.
These are a few of the individual therapy services our therapists offer:
Executive counseling: If you work as an executive or in a stressful work environment, you may have trouble striking that balance between your personal and professional life or contentment and ambition. When you work with us, we can help you restore peace and harmony to your life with executive counseling.
Emerging adult therapy: As you transition from adolescence to adulthood, you’ll likely go through many unexpected or challenging life changes. Through emerging adult therapy, our providers can help you overcome these vulnerabilities to help you transition into the person you’d like to be.
Sex therapy: If you’re having troubles in your sexual relationship, our mental health professionals can help you pinpoint problems and provide you with the tools to properly address them.
At Stanford Couples Counseling, we offer counseling in Flower Mound and across the DFW area for your convenience. Providers can help you cope with grief, depression and tough life transitions to help you advance toward your goals.
We also provide counseling for individuals with anxiety, a condition that can bring immense daily struggles. Our experts can provide the tools to help you progress through everyday life.
Our counselors will provide customized care to address each of your unique needs. We also assess and evaluate those unsure of the services they may need. Whether you’re searching for assistance in managing your anxiety or therapy for depression, we can help.
Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling
If your relationship is struggling or you believe you could see benefits from couples counseling, Stanford Couples Counseling can help. We provide therapy to help couples improve the dynamics of their relationship and work through the issues facing it.
Whatever brings you in, our relationship counselors can help you work toward a stronger connection and build a happier relationship. Whether you’re married, dating or living together, our highly trained providers can help your relationship and life. Couples counseling can provide the tools needed to understand and resolve conflict, communicate better, negotiate differences and strengthen the overall connection in your relationship.
When you schedule services with Stanford Couples Counseling, we’ll help you define your goals and establish steps for reaching them. We understand that couples may feel hesitant to sign up for counseling since they are unsure of what it entails. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule couples counseling with us:
A holistic approach
Highly qualified couples counseling experts
With Stanford Couples Counseling, you’ll find holistic, comprehensive individual and couples counseling in Flower Mound and across our other DFW locations. We are confident in our ability to meet your couples counseling expectations and create a peaceful environment.
Whether you’ve been together for months or years, our counselors can help you and your partner reconnect or rekindle your passion. Our providers are extensively trained in various relationship issues and have the experience to help you and your relationship, no matter the stage you’re at.
What You Can Expect From Our Flower Mound, TX Team
Determine your needs: We’ll first discuss the issues you’re presently struggling with and whether you would benefit from in-office or virtual counseling. You can present the problems you’re looking for help with and any preferences you may have regarding the setting of your sessions. Defining your need is the first step of this process.
Find a therapist: We’ll help you find a therapist that best fits your specific needs and goals. You can learn more about our various therapists online.
Book an appointment: You can conveniently schedule an appointment with a therapist online. You’ll be able to see which therapists have availability up to the minute and decide on a date and time that works best for you. Booking online is quick and easy.
Your first appointment: After logging into our portal and filling out intake paperwork, you’ll show up for your appointment. Your therapist will take time to get to know you and your needs and establish a plan to help you grow toward your goals.
Our providers offer goal-oriented care because we believe change happens through concrete, measurable goals. We are here to help you every step of the way. The experienced professional therapists at Stanford Couples Counseling specialize in various service areas to give you the help you need.
Find DFW Therapy and Counseling in Flower Mound at Stanford Couples Counseling
Everyone experiences issues in their personal or relationship life, but when these problems persist or affect their everyday functioning, professionals can help. Through various types of therapy, counselors can help you identify problem areas, establish goals and provide the tools needed to overcome these struggles.
No matter your needs for individual or couples counseling, Stanford Couples Counseling is here to help. We offer in-person appointments at our locations in Flower Mound, McKinney, Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano. Our offices are private and inviting spaces to ensure your comfort every step of the way. At Stanford Couples Counseling, you’ll find highly responsive and experienced health providers eager to help you on your mental health journey.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, book online today.