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Maria Rodriguez(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
New York
Anxiety -Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- Relationship issues-Artists' mental health- Existential crisis & challenges-Self-esteem-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Glad you're here! :) Perhaps your mind has been caught in an endless loop, tirelessly seeking to unravel life's complexities. The burden of uncertainties and contradictions, especially when juggling various roles, might be adding a layer of challenge to your path of self-discovery. It's possible that anxiety, OCD, relationship dynamics, bouts of depression, mood fluctuations, life transitions, questions about your identity and orientation, or even past traumas are part of your narrative. In the midst of these intricate struggles, I offer a guiding light for individuals and couples.

Our journey begins by nurturing self-awareness, delving into the depths of your unique story, and fostering a space of exploration and reflection. As we venture into the realms of your unconscious parts, we'll ignite powerful and transformative transpersonal changes that resonate deeply. Drawing from my background in music, philosophy, and writing, I employ creative insights that inspire profound shifts at your core. As a Latina, I utilize multicultural, personalized integrative approaches to understand you and help you discover your truest self.

Also, I have extensive experience in psychological and clinical research, enabling me to work with a diverse population in Miami and New York City. In addition to my clinical work, I have a background as a college consultant developing a gateway of success to help students achieve a greater vision for themselves and to grow personally, academically, and professionally.

Message to clients

Taking that first step towards seeking a therapist is truly an act of bravery, one that involves embracing your vulnerability and placing trust in the process (and in me!). Together, we'll gently explore the layers that may have been hindering your progress, while working towards nurturing a life filled with love, meaning, deep connections, and a genuine sense of self. Remember, this journey starts with a single courageous move – and I'm right here ready to accompany you with my inquisitive, sincere, and even humor-filled nature. Feel free to reach out with any questions and to set up a time for an initial consultation call!

Work and Education

Miami Dade College SOS STEM Research Program, Research Assistant
University of Miami - BRAIN Group, Research Assistant
University of Miami - Culture, Psychopathology, and Well-being Lab , Research Assistant
Healing Arts Project, Research Manager
Humantold, Mental Health Counselor Intern

New York University, Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, 2023
University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology with minor in Philosophy, 2021
Miami Dade College, Associates of Arts, Psychology , 2019


New York: 18-P123535-01


English, Spanish


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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$110 - $125
  • Couples sessions:$200 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I help patients file reimbursement claims for out-of-network insurance benefits. I have limited spots for sliding-scale clients! Inquire more about it.