$220 per hour

Maria Aguilar

registered psychologist
virtual and in-person

Maria is a registered psychologist with over a decade of experience helping young adults, adults, and couples overcome life's challenges. Maria takes a warm, trauma-informed approach in partnering with her clients, seeking to understand each individual's unique needs and story.

Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationships issues, or simply navigating a major life transition, Maria will meet you where you're at with compassion and care.

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Who Can Maria Help?

Maria creates a safe space for clients to process painful events and emotions at their own pace. Her person-centered perspective puts you at the center of your own growth and healing journey. Maria will listen without judgement, empower you to rediscover your strengths, and walk alongside you as you transform obstacles into opportunities for a fulfilling life.

Trauma

Maria understands that trauma can have a profound impact on a person's life and how they interact with the world. Maria uses a trauma-informed approach to help her clients process traumatic memories and experiences at a pace that feels right for them.

Anxiety Disorders

Maria creates a safe space for her clients to open up about their anxiety without fear of judgment. She listens with care and empathy, validating their experiences while also helping to reframe anxious thoughts in a more balanced way.

Depression

Maria supports clients struggling with depression, low mood, hopelessness, lack of motivation or interest in life. She helps her clients challenge negative thoughts, set small achievable goals, find a purpose and restructure their outlook.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maria works with individuals on the autism spectrum to help them develop critical life skills to better navigate the world such as social skills, sensory and emotional regulation, organization, and more.

Stress Management

Maria teaches relaxation techniques, thought challenging, and mindfulness practices to help clients effectively manage stress and reduce the risk of burnout.

Interpersonal Issues

Maria can help improve your relationships by addressing social challenges, setting boundaries, and overcoming trust issues or intimacy problems.

depression

Grief and Loss

Maria compassionately supports clients dealing with death, loss, or significant life changes. She helps you work through deep sadness, process emotions, and start to heal.

Life Transitions

Feel supported during major life changes such as moving, becoming a new parent, or getting divorced. Maria provides guidance for coping with transition and adjusting to a new normal.

LGBTQ+ Support

Maria has spent the last 4 years working with individuals who are gender-nonconforming and belong to the LGBTQ+ community, providing affirming care and support through gender transition and accompanying mental health issues.

Modalities and Approaches

Maria’s primary approaches used in practice are somatic-based: EMDR, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems. She is certified in all of these approaches and has pursued advanced training in all of these modalities. She is also trained in working with CBT and DBT and incorporates all these approaches in a tailored manner for each individual client.

As somatic approaches are evidence-based and found to be the most effective when working with individuals who have experienced trauma, this is Maria’s preferred modality. Furthermore, her experience with DBT and attachment-based EMDR has been useful when working with couples. IFS has also been useful and effective working with all mood disorders due to the distancing quality that the techniques provide.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    Internal Family Systems
  • Person-centered Approach
    Trauma-Informed Training
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
    Evidence-based Approach

More About Maria

Maria is a new mother to her son Henry; however, she thinks it is important to mention that her first baby is her fur-baby, Marlowe, who is her 8-year old Aussie-doodle. She is a big reader of fantasy fiction and enjoys some guilty-pleasure reality television. Her friends and family are her world and her connection to them is of the utmost importance.
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AIRDRIE, AB

Unit #17 - 620 - 1 Ave NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 2R3

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