Hi, I'm Maria.
I'm a former creative who traded her decade-long advertising career for a lifetime of learning, healing, and serving others on their path to greater awareness.
I practice a form of spiritual and therapeutic coaching fired by the belief that we all are born whole and perfect, and deserve to experience life with complete freedom and joy. At the same time, I understand that some of our adverse early experiences often force us to adapt to situations that are painful and even traumatic. While these adaptations helped us survive then, they keep us from living fully, as our true selves, today.
My work combines elements of Jungian analysis, mysticism, psycho-education, trauma treatment, storytelling, somatic therapy, mindfulness and interactive guided meditation, with a healthy dose of playfulness and humour to help you navigate the paradoxes of life.
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
- Kurt Vonnegut
I'm a firm believer that the answers to our deepest questions are already within us. It's just that sometimes we need another to hold our hand while we get there. And I am privileged to be that hand.
Like many people, I became aware of the effects of my upbringing after a powerful crisis in my early twenties. The immobilising fear finally landed me in a therapist's office, where I slowly began to reveal layer upon layer of hurt, neglect, abandonment, and shame. After years of inquiry, psychedelics took my exploration to an unexpected depth. My work with psilocybin connected me to my inner wholeness and power, the alchemical inner gold of my being. Thus, a new path emerged.
One spiritual emergency and Kundalini Awakening later, I quit advertising at the end of 2019 and dedicated myself full-time to retraining and growing into the kind of helper I wish I'd had through the toughest, darkest times. And through personal experience and studies I learned that in order to thrive we need both the psychological and the spiritual. Being human is truly about balancing heaven and earth - but it sure ain't easy.
The way I work today combines Western therapeutic approaches with Eastern philosophies. I approach each client with curiosity and compassion for their unique story, and guide them through the uncertain territory of their unconscious to their personal source of infinite wisdom. I'm a firm believer that the answers to our deepest questions are already within us. It's just that sometimes we need another to hold our hand while we get there. And I am privileged to be that hand.
I credit where I am today to the many people who have been my teachers, therapists, healers, shamans, and cheerleaders, and to the many authors whose books continue to expand my consciousness. My current path consists of studying, personal therapy, trauma release, meditation, yoga, tarot, Reiki and lots of silly dancing.