Maria Luisa Barrera Pacheco
Zencare Vetted

Maria Luisa Barrera Pacheco


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
California Accepting Online
Office Accepting In-person
Updated February 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

I am part of Sana Therapy Collective where we believe in the importance of using a systems approach; one that takes into account racial and social justice intersectionality, sexual and gender identity, disability, power, and privilege.

I use a holistic approach when supporting your healing to consider all aspects of your life; physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and environmental. I have been trained in modalities such as EMDR, Motivational Interviewing and Attachment Based Practices to help foster healing. We will collaborate to meet the goals you have by creating a treatment that fits your needs.

I have a background of working with people with complex trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also have extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence and children. I am currently accepting clients who have the following insurance: Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross California, Oxford, and Oscar Health.

Message to clients

Hi there, welcome! Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or maybe you’re feeling stuck? Are you are a parent in search for therapy for your child? Or are you looking for family therapy? I can support you with working through these issues. Looking for help is a big step and you have been courageous to do that! If you feel ready to see some change in your life and allow yourself the time to heal in therapy, I can provide a safe space where you can process these challenges and experience a balanced life.

I am caring and supportive with experience in a variety of modalities. Therapy is not an all size fits one, we will collaborate to find the best treatment to fit your needs. I use a systems lens to include your cultural identity and individualize your plan.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am
  • Tue 8am-9am
  • Wed 8am-9am and 6pm-7pm
  • Thu 8am-9am
  • Fri 8am-10am
  • Sat 8am-9am, 1pm-4pm
  • Sun Closed

Office practice
1885 The Alameda, Suite 131, San Jose, California 95126
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8am-9am, 1pm-4pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

CORA, First 5 Program Coordinator and Clinician, 2022 - Present
CORA, Clinician, 2020 - 2022
La Familia, School Based Therapist, 2018 - 2020

EMDR Institute Inc., Basic Training Certificate, 2021


California: 135576