Maureen McLaughlin, MA
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #96934
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in religion and philosophy at Rowan University in New Jersey. While earning my degree, I worked at an animal shelter and a low-income day care center located in the basement of a Presbyterian church. After graduation I worked in different types of group homes. I moved to California in 2012 and began my counseling master’s degree program. My role has changed a lot between different types of professions, but the main thing I have truly learned is that deep down we all just want to be cared about and loved by the people around us. And I think that is what is especially beautiful about being human, the ways we get to love and to be loved.
MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
I have experience with individual, couples, and family therapy in many environments including private practice settings and counseling centers. I have worked with children in the foster care system in both group homes and an elementary school. I have worked with developmentally disabled children and non-verbal, developmentally disabled senior citizens. I provided group and individual therapy as well as case management at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with clients who had recently attempted suicide, were recently released from prison, or were homeless.
The heart of my approach is very strengths-based. The things people live through continuously amaze me. I have a strong personal trauma background, which I deal with in therapy through different somatic, transpersonal, and artistic means. As human beings, we store trauma deeply in the body, and there can’t be complete healing until those memories are released and processed through the nervous system. I also work very relationally, given that we are all a part of this world, this “human thing,” together.
Being a person is tough sometimes. For everyone! That’s why I value kindness above all else. We are all just doing our best to find our way in the world, and it takes a lot of bravery. We have all been hurt, and we all make mistakes. I really value people who can admit when they make a mistake and who look for ways to make improvements.
Young Adult: 18-25
I PROVIDE THERAPY TO:
OTHER AREAS OF EXPERIENCE/INTEREST
Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
Persons with Disabilities
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATION COMPLETED
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Expressive Arts Therapy
MORE ABOUT MY PRACTICE
Parking is available.
2401 Stanwell Dr, Suite 480 #8
Concord, California 94520
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
SLIDING SCALE RANGE
SLIDING SCALE OPENINGS
Morning; Afternoon; Evening
To schedule an appointment please call me at 925-338-1442 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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