I have known Maria for over 3 years. I first met her when my 10-year-old began exhibiting extreme anxiety after starting at a new school. My once happy child was now crying, having stomach aches, not wanting to go to school, and having intrusive thoughts. Completely shocked by this sudden change, I was desperate to find help. I was referred to Maria by a friend whose son had been seeing her for over five years. She raved about Maria and said she was the best thing that ever happened to her child.

Maria is the sweetest and most caring person you will ever meet. As a pediatric dentist, I am very picky about the people I will allow into my children’s lives. I can instantly recognize when someone truly understands children and their needs. Maria is a great advocate for children. She takes her work seriously and always finds resources and activities that are pertinent to what my child needs.

Maria has taught my child so many wonderful things – meditation, relaxation, guided imagery, positive thinking, self-love, self-advocacy, mindfulness, and gratitude. These are all skills that will serve my child throughout her entire life. I don’t know where we would be now if it hadn’t been for Maria’s help. By witnessing her impact on my child over 3 years, I am convinced that she is the number one reason for my child’s progress and improvement. The word anxiety is not even a part of our vocabulary anymore. I echo my friend’s sentiment in saying that Maria is the best thing that has ever happened to MY child!

J.L. – Parent of 13 year old