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Maura Amaral, LMFT
I have over 20 years of experience equipping clients with tools and techniques that can be useful when they need to rescue themselves.

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Maura Amaral, LMFT


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My approach is calm, empathetic, compassionate, client-led, trauma-informed, and Strengths-Based. If my client is open to trying different interventions, I am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Mindfulness, Meditation, and Motivational Interviewing. I like prescribing movements such as yoga, movie therapy, and bibliotherapy as adjunct to therapy. I have over 20 years of experience empowering clients, teaching them coping skills, identifying distorted thinking, and triggers, and equipping them with tools and techniques that can be useful when they need to rescue themselves, helping them connect with their inner strength and see the diamond that they are.


Degree - Psychology, Pontificia Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Masters - Sports Psychology, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Francisco, California

License Number and State

LMFT 117165



Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy helping people become the best version of themselves.

What are your interests outside of work?

Dancing, scuba diving, yoga, socializing, and traveling.

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

I like to work out.

What book have you read more than once?

The Little Prince (in French, Italian, Portuguese, and English). It beautifully offers great views on important human values.