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Maria Lamas

Maria Lamas

8 years of experience

I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker certified in Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with more than half a decade of experience working with youth, adults and older adults in both English and Spanish. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from California State University of Fullerton, with a specialization in community mental health.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we would review assessments completed, ask questions to help build rapport, explore current stressors and identify specific goals for treatment. My style is explorative, collaborative, reflective and nonjudgmental.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My explorative and conversational style is one of my strengths as it aids in building trust and rapport. I take pride in making my patients feel comfortable during our sessions. Many of my patients have shared feeling surprised how easily it has been for them to open up early on in our sessions.

About Maria Lamas



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I utilize CBT techniques to explore if thoughts being experienced are rational or irrational which helps to discern the following approach. I also use CBT techniques to reduce intrusive thoughts, thought replacement, thought stopping, and overall implementation of healthier coping skills to quiet the mind.