Unable to regulate your feelings
Feeling anxious or sad
Disconnected and feeling empty inside
Feeling lonely and isolated
Missing a purpose in your life
Move from a poor emotional state to good emotional state
Feel better about yourself, your decisions and set healthy relationships and boundaries
Replace anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration with happiness, completeness and peace
Put meaning back into your life
The main goal in a therapy process is to help you achieve insight into your emotions and experiences and provide you with tools that can help you make the right choices for yourself
Maria works with teenagers and adults to help them understand, prevent and overcome emotional distress in order to promote well-being and personal development. She has vast experience working with immigrants' mental health, focusing on evaluating and comprehending the impacts of oppression, violence and systemic prejudice. She can help you comprehend the barriers that negatively affect the achievements of a joyful and pleasant life.
She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem and self-worth, trauma and fear.
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Maria Capobianco is a Certified Brazilian Psychologist (CRP 110896/06) and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (Registration number 2213). She graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition with first-class honours and holds the designation of Certified Nutrition Practitioner, and completed a 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training with The Lab of Meditation, in Vancouver, BC.
Maria holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Psychology Training degree, and is postgraduate in Psychosomatic Studies and Learning Disabilities. Maria has continuously improved her education and experience in Liberation Psychology and possesses great experience helping people achieve their personal goals and a better health state. In addition to counselling, Maria has worked as Educational Counsellor and developed and facilitated several workshops for educators and instructors. She was a teacher and lecturer at Undergraduate and Graduate levels for the past years. Her approach is based on many years of training in Analytical Psychology, Existential Analysis, Educational Psychology, Psychosomatic and Radical Therapy. It is also based on her belief that health means balance and integration of one’s emotional, physical, social and mental states.
Maria has also been deeply involved in her community providing lectures and volunteer counselling for those in need.
Learn more about how I can help you achieve your goals and get the balance back to your life
It is the science that studies the impacts of social marginalization, oppression, xenophobia and prejudice against minorities, including immigrants. This approach takes the focus of distress and pain from the individual and makes it possible to evaluate how the social context impacts personal well being and operates to sustain an oppressed person.
Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). It studies how your mental state can contribute to cause, worsen and influence in physical diseases.
It is a term used to describe interventions and techniques that analyze the negative impacts of social problems and psychological harm caused by inequality and oppression. It supports effort for personal and social change and addresses political dilemmas.
Is a person-oriented psychotherapy that works with themes such as self-awareness, self-understanding, love, courage, meaning of life, authenticity, among others. It focus on existence and purpose and involves an exploration of a person’s own experience and the roles of freedom and responsibility in the pursuit of well-being and a meaningful life.
Is the science within Psychology that studies happiness and how we can make life worth living. The focus is dealing with concepts of joy, gratitude, inspiration, love, resilience and compassion and all positive experiences that can help a person to become happier and fulfilled.
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"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" -Viktor Frankl