Maria is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Therapist who received her Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College in December 2018. Maria completed her internship requirements with Child and Family Therapy Institute under the supervision of Kris Steinbeck, MS, LIMHP, NCC and continues with her provisional supervision by Matt Fosket, MA, LIMHP, NCC. Maria provides therapeutic services for all ages and offers play therapy practice for younger children. Maria is trained in Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT) as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Maria is an active member of the American Counseling Association and Nebraska Counseling Association. Maria’s multicultural background gives her an appreciation for diversity that inspires her professional development as a counselor to be respectful and accepting of the differences that make all people unique as they work together toward achieving mental health and emotional wellness. Maria is passive bilingual in Spanish and Spanish-speaking clients are welcome.