(She, Her, Hers)
Maria Beatty has been working with families for over 20 years. She is a teacher-turned doula-turned psychotherapist. She began her career teaching at a small neighborhood school in 1999. She became certified as a childbirth teacher in 2002, helping couples have unmedicated births. She worked as a doula, assisting in the births of more than a dozen children, many of whom she still knows today.
She is a licensed professional counselor who favors an eclectic, relational approach. She works with children and young adults. Her clients walk away with a tool-kit of strategies they can use in any situation, a feeling of “YES” and a lasting sense that they are on the path to living the life they’ve always wanted. She has demonstrated expertise, authority, and trustworthiness working in diverse settings: schools, hospitals, clinics, and places of worship.
Maria’s parents emigrated to the US in the 1960s from the Philippines. She grew up in predominantly-white spaces and has done extensive work over her lifetime to cultivate her own positive racial identity. Resistance movements and anti-racism ideologies inspire her work. She enjoys stand-up paddle-surfing and tending her Lockdown plant collection when she's not working.
Master's Mental Health Counseling - Westminster Theological Seminary
Certificate in Advanced Professional Counseling - Missio Seminary
Areas of Specialization
Anxiety, depression, social anxiety, childhood adversity, childhood trauma, shame-based trauma, racial trauma, spiritual abuse, and religious/spiritual identity.