Maria Malo, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapiat
Irvine CA
People often seek therapy with a simple, yet profound desire: to feel better. They yearn for greater fulfillment in themselves, their relationships, their work, and their lives. My approach centers around empowering individuals to examine their beliefs, identify behaviors that hinder their progress, and replace these with positive, constructive alternatives by tapping into their inner reservoir of strength. I strongly believe in collaborative exploration, helping clients uncover aspects of themselves that may have remained hidden, ultimately fostering self-awareness, creativity, and intimacy within themselves, their lives, and their relationships. I am a compassionate, inquisitive, and warm-hearted individual. I genuinely love the collaborative process of helping clients discover and embrace a more meaningful, satisfying, and authentic life.
I am a highly skilled California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License No. 42641) with a profound commitment to helping individuals on their path to healing and self-discovery. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hofstra University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, I am equipped with a solid educational foundation. My extensive twenty-year career in psychotherapy has provided me with the experience and expertise necessary to guide individuals, couples, groups, and families toward transformative change. My unique approach integrates various therapeutic modalities, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness Coaching, and the innovative Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. I tailor my techniques to the unique needs of each individual, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to their well-being.