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Maria Gonzalez, LCSW

Maria Gonzalez, LCSW


Licensed in CA #27110
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Speaks spanish

My Therapy Style

I am passionate about helping clients through their journey. Knowledge is transformative in healing past generational traumas and guiding us through our recovery. It is important to develop positive coping skills that will take the place of negative coping strategies that only elicit new problems. I am bicultural and bilingual in Spanish. Coming from immigrant parents, I am sensitive to multicultural issues. I enjoy working with a variety of issues, however, my specialty areas include anxiety, depression, body image and generational trauma I enjoy working with and learning from people from a variety of backgrounds. I am committed to help individuals and families cope through their day-to-day difficulties. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing challenges in relationships, experiencing depression, and anxiety. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for clients where they feel reassured that their voices are heard. I invite you to reach out and see if I may be of assistance to you.

Education & Training


Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Being allowed to be part of someone's journey and having the ability to help in the process of change is fulfilling in many ways. Initially I would always answer "to help people". That has changed with time, I think I enjoy being a mental health provider to be part of the change clients work so hard to attain on their own.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I enjoy walking my dog and playing outside with my two children. I try and make it to a work out at least four times a week.

How do you recharge?

laughing with my children. I love a good snuggle with them, a good funny movie and good food.

Do you have any pets?

I have a miniature poodle, Brownie, we lost him for a few minutes this past Christmas Day 2022. I knew he was important to my kids and I but wow! I did not know how important he was until that day :(