Maria D. Bautista
Licensed in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts & Florida
New York Based Licensed Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
A LITTLE ABOUT MARIA...
I received my Bachelors in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Spanish, a Masters in Clinical Social Work, Post Master’s Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice, Seminar in Field Instruction(SIFI) Certificate and extensive training in various treatment modalities and interventions. My learning never ends so I continue to study to remain a competent clinician.
As a bilingual/bicultural (English & Spanish) psychotherapist, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients from all kinds of backgrounds and life experience. I recognize the importance of having an informed and open viewpoint in order to truly be present. I have found in my work as a female therapist of color that clients often carry with them struggles surrounding numerous and intersecting identities including race, immigration: assimilation/acculturation, culture, religion, gender, sexual preference, class, etc.
I provide counseling that is creative and collaborative to accommodate each person’s distinctive needs, experiences, and strengths. I have substantial experience aiding clients through the processing of multiple types of trauma, bereavement, grief/loss, and ambiguous losses. I work particularly well with LatinX, millennials, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+. I am compassionate, personable and practice with a judgement free, culturally-informed, anti-oppressive framework that is eclectic, gentle, nurturing and incredibly honest. I am experienced in accompanying clients through complexities with racial and cultural identity, such as internalized oppression, internalized superiority, racial and intergenerational trauma.
Taking these first steps to therapy can be intimidating, but therapeutic work can lead to a more balanced and enriching relationship with yourself and others, let’s discover it together! I am trained to walk alongside you during your explorative journey.
New York, LCSW-R #R083532
Pennsylvania, LCSW #CW021328
Maryland, LCSW-C #26442
Massachusetts, LICSW #123165
Florida, LCSW #SW17651
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
- International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
Mi nombre es Maria Bautista,LCSW-R. Soy una psicoterapeuta LatinX ejerciendo en Nueva York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts y Florida. La decisión de empezar a explorar tu vida mediante terapia, puede ser difícil pero es necesaria para que te conozcas más a fondo. Es típico y normal sentir estrés, ansiedad, tristeza, ira, frustración, dolor (emocional y físico) y soledad hasta cierto punto.
Estoy aquí para acompañarte en ese trayecto de descubrimiento. Nos centraremos en los aspectos mentales, físicos y emocionales de tu vida buscando el balance adecuado. Mi objetivo es ayudar a cada persona con la que trabajo a construir la vida que desearían vivir. Ofrezco servicios de consejería/terapia para individuales, y parejas.