Maria C Pietrafesa

MA

She/Her/Hers

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(802) 242-8429

Maria C Pietrafesa

MA

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

71 Bixby Hill Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 242-8429

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Announcement icon At this time I only offer Teletherapy.
I believe that every change in our life’s environment and situation can trigger anxiety, depression and past trauma which often times result in a mental health crisis. Early intervention, a personalized therapeutic approach and action plan conceived in an empathetic and safe space empowers all of us and gives us the opportunity to evolve as individuals emotionally and pragmatically. In all stages of our life we're faced with transitions or moments in which we must choose a new path that can be both exciting and challenging. I seek to provide strategies, guidance and tools to reach your goals in a positive and empowering way.
My preferred mode of counselling is based on the premises of Gestalt psychology. I deeply believe in working on a one-on-one basis to develop an individualized therapeutic plan that is tailored to work with your specific needs and is a reflection of the growth and skill-building you want to achieve.
Mental health recovery is a process of discovering your true self and learning to love yourself. I prioritize identifying and aligning your specific needs in a sensitive and judgement-free environment to begin the work necessary to reclaim yourself. I welcome the opportunity to be your counsellor on your journey.
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Maria C Pietrafesa
“I focus on helping clients navigate life transitions and emotional hardships by developing personalized mechanisms and coping skills. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $95 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Venmo

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Vermont / 0970064846
  • School: Goddard College
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Goddard College / BA - Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2005

Location

71 Bixby Hill Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 242-8429
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pandemic-related stress and trauma
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Italian and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic Treatment
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021