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Maryann Vaz, LCSW

Maryann Vaz, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #21566
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
My goal is to help you gain the tools and skills to feel better about yourself and to develop a more positive outlook on life.

My Therapy Style

YOU are unique and know yourself best. You already have the answers to the challenges you are facing deep within you. I am here to provide a safe and caring space for you to uncover those answers. You have taken the very courageous action of reaching out for support. I want you to feel comfortable talking to me about anything. I will actively listen with empathy and acceptance. My goal is to help you gain the tools and skills to feel better about yourself and to develop a more positive outlook on life. My immigrant background as a woman of color has enhanced my cultural sensitivity to minority clients.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Welfare, UCLA

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I decided to become a mental health professional because I truly care about people, especially those who are going through a difficult period of their lives. I've always considered myself a nurturer, someone who is drawn to helping people through difficult times. That sense of satisfaction is intrinsic and rewarding to feel that I've been able to make a difference in someone's life.

What are your interests outside of work?

Being outdoors at the beach, scenic areas amidst nature, hiking, reading, and connecting with friends and family via phone.

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

Listening to guided meditation!

How do you recharge?

Low-impact exercise like yoga, sleeping in, watching a feel-good movie, leaning on my support system, and being able to process any stressors that are bothering me, taking daily walks (approximately 90 minutes) to clear my head.