We all have different life experiences, beliefs, and perspectives – we are all unique! Sometimes the things that make us unique can be difficult to talk about with the people closest to us. My goal is to promote a nurturing environment that enhances open exploration of difficulties from the past yet empowers you to create a life that you believe is worth living. I utilize a strengths-based approach to foster meaningful life changes and healthy emotional well-being. We will work together to create a holistic, individualized plan of action. I believe that all people have the capacity to hold onto hope in the midst of challenges. Reaching out for help is a great step toward relief. I look forward to being utilized as a guide on your therapeutic journey!
I received my Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the College of William and Mary. I received my undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University, and I am also currently credentialed as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. I have a passion for incorporating an emphasis on leisure and self-care into sessions, especially when working with clients who are navigating through life transitions.
Some of my specialties include but are not limited to:
• Adolescents and parent/child conflict
• Mood and personality disorders
• Relationship issues/infidelity
• Faith/spirituality exploration
• Managing stress/anxiety
• Life transitions
• Social skills
• PTSD and trauma
*As a post-graduate Resident, Mariah offers discounted self pay sessions at $65*