our founder

Meet Maria

My philosophy is to live life in way that promotes continuous growth.

Finding a delicate balance of inner peace,

while also having a desire to continue achieving, is an art.

It takes practice, patience, and passion. 

I notice when clients begin therapy, they often enter with the notion that I

am the expert; that somehow, I will have the answers to solve their "problems."

The initial sessions are often spent deconstructing that idea.

While I'm knowledgeable on the inner-workings of the human mind, 

YOU are always the expert on YOUR LIFE.

Working as a therapist, it is essential for me to become the student as the client

becomes the teacher. I need to see the world the way the client experiences it.

As the client's life story starts to unfold in front of me, one of my primary 

goals is to decode the presented information, while finding ways to tap into

personal potential and strength they may have forgotten they had. This blind spot

that developed may have prevented them from utilizing that potential.

My job is working with the client to remove the block to let potential flow.

 

It is my passion to provide a place for anyone to stop in and find something

that strengthens the light within them; something that ignites a flame and

helps to breathe life into the person who they were always meant to be.

REIMAGINED MIND is my way of offering what I have come to learn 

as possible new perspectives for those who seek to expand their awareness.

It is my intention to integrate the worlds of

holistic wellness  |  mental health  |  neuroscience 

while making these topics approachable, accessible, and enjoyable.

our beginnings

It began during my work in Jersey City Public Schools as a Student Assistance Counselor (SAC). My primary role was to assist the students in a supportive way with any barriers that presented themselves in their lives, whether it be mental health issues, substance abuse problems, or family dysfunciton. A myriad of topics came through my office.

All had different faces, but I found one common thread... trauma


The trauma these students experienced blinded them to the world of opportunity sitting right in front of them. Heartbreaking doesn't even begin to describe how it felt to have such clarity, yet not be able to do what was necessary for these young, searching souls. The world of education has not yet coalesced fully with the world of mental health to allow for such healing to happen. 

 

Reimagined Mind was born out of necessity to a group of individuals who needed more than what they were receiving. A pilot program called Speaking Truth to Power 

was rolled out in the summer of 2018.

This comprehensive program targeted the heart

of the problem to heal the hearts of these teens. 

Graduated from Monmouth University

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)

Morris School District and

Jersey City Public School District 

Founder of Wellness Blog and Non-Profit

Reimagined Mind

Founder & CEO

Reimagined Mind Counseling & Consultation

NJ Teletherapy Practice

School Based Mental Health Counseling Programs

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