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Maria Gonzalez, LCSW
Knowledge is transformative in healing past generational traumas and guiding us through our recovery.

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Maria Gonzalez, LCSW


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Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am passionate about helping clients through their journey. Knowledge is transformative in healing past generational traumas and guiding us through our recovery. It is important to develop positive coping skills that will take the place of negative coping strategies that only elicit new problems. I am bicultural and bilingual in Spanish. Coming from immigrant parents, I am sensitive to multicultural issues. I enjoy working with a variety of issues, however, my specialty areas include anxiety, depression, body image, and generational trauma.

I enjoy working with and learning from people from a variety of backgrounds. I am committed to helping individuals and families cope with their day-to-day difficulties. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing challenges in relationships, experiencing depression, and anxiety. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for clients where they feel reassured that their voices are heard. I invite you to reach out and see if I may be of assistance to you.


MSW - Social Work, California State University, Long Beach

License Number and State

CA LCSW 27110



Why did you become a mental health professional?

Being allowed to be part of someone's journey and having the ability to help in the process of change is fulfilling in many ways. Initially, I would always answer "to help people". That has changed with time, I think I enjoy being a mental health provider to be part of the change clients work so hard to attain on their own.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I enjoy walking my dog and playing outside with my two children. I try and make it to a workout at least four times a week.

How do you recharge?

Laughing with my children. I love a good snuggle with them, a good funny movie, and good food.