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Maria Lopez, LMFT
I use a strength-based approach that aims to find solutions, develop a greater sense of confidence in one's own abilities, identify and cope with specific challenges.

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Maria Lopez, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe in having a collaborative approach with clients, using one's strengths and abilities, to instill a sense of purpose and happiness. I use a strength-based approach that aims to find solutions, develop a greater sense of confidence in one's own abilities, identify and cope with specific challenges.

Education

MS - Marital and Family Therapy, Cal State University Dominguez Hills

License Number and State

CA 130607

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy taking care of my indoor plants, spending time with my dog, playing video games, and singing.

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

I make sure to engage in a self-care activity like playing with my dog, spending time with my loved ones, watching my favorite shows, and working out.

What book have you read more than once?

I enjoy reading Dr. Judith Herman's Trauma and Recovery because of her brilliant insight into the nature of trauma and the process of healing.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

My favorite non-profit organization is the Richstone Family Center. I had the pleasure to do my internship at this organization. The Richstone Family Center is one of the first of six child abuse treatment and prevention programs in the states. The organization continues to provide community services treating and preventing child abuse, trauma-focused treatment, and preventing violence in families, schools, and communities.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by stretching, doing breathing exercises, make sure I get enough sleep, and listening to music.

Do you have any pets?

I have a German Shepherd mix dog named Kylo Ren. I once had an empty box laying around. He grabbed his ball and put it in the box. From there, it was easy to teach him to put items in boxes. He is eager to learn tricks. Kylo Ren loves to be with the family at all times.

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