Maria Belinsky, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy

Maria Belinsky

Maria Belinsky

10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California and have been licensed for about 10 years now. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Anthropology in 2004. I also received my Masters in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2005. Finally, I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 2012 in Social Work with a clinical concentration. My professors used to tease me and call me the "thermometer" because I had so many degrees. I actually love learning (I do not love studying) and am a true "book worm." I built my own telescope when I was in high school and I have seen several stars (Arcturus and Vega) and Neptune up close which were amazing.

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

In our first session together, we will start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you're facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow up sessions.

About Maria Belinsky

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I love evidence based practice. I see results year after year in patients of mine and I think it is one of the most effective treatment modalities that exists.

Motivational Interviewing

MI is essential for good therapy. Drawing out the change talk in clients is essential to what we do.