Maria Ayala, MSW, LSWIAC
Maria is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about creating a safe and accepting place for her clients. Maria believes your active participation throughout the entire healing process is vital for success. She will listen, reflect, provide insight, and assist you with developing skills aimed at overcoming life stressors. Maria’s goal is your personal empowerment – that you gain awareness of your own ability for change.
Maria’s theoretical orientation includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more. She tailors her approach to focus on the needs of the client. Maria serves both English and Spanish Speaking clients.
Maria’s areas of focus include:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Postpartum care
- Life transitions
- Parenting Issues
- Self-Harm and Suicidality
- Behavioral and emotional concerns in children and adolescents
- Gender identity
- Addiction Issues
- Master’s of Social Work, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA .
- Bachelor’s of Social Work, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA.
- Professional License: SC61169744.
Maria loves spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling, new adventures, photography and exploring the Pacific Northwest and California.