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About Maria Gray

Licensed Marriage & Family therapist #85366

 
Maria Gray Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #85366), providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, young adults and groups. My approach is a blend of person-centered (Rogerian) style with somatic psychotherapy. My longstanding meditation and yoga practice also informs my work.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 1986 and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1988. I applied my counseling skills in the business world during a long, successful career in Human Resources Information Systems.

During a break from a busy corporate job, I became inspired while attending a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. I came back from the trip feeling revitalized and invigorated, and returned to graduate school and earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.

I specialize in addictions and trauma, and am certified in both Brainspotting and EMDR. I also completed a 2 year training and certification in the NeroAffective Relational Model (NARM), a clinical approach that combines a focus on the nervous system with an exploration and curiosity regarding clients’ thoughts and emotions.

These three therapeutic models are resource and wellness-oriented, as well as non-pathologizing.  The emphasis is on helping clients re-establish connection to their bodies and to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. 

I have a passion for working with individuals who are recovering from addiction and those who grew up around addictive and/or mentally ill family members.  

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MY AREAS OF SPECIALTY INCLUDE:

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Money-Debt and Underearning

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

  • Anxiety

MODALITIES/HOW I WORK: