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Are you really LIVING life, or  are you just ALIVE?


Nobody's bucket list includes feeling stuck in life, or struggling with mental health issues related to childhood trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety or depression. Unresolved emotional issues and unhealed wounds from the past can become barriers that block your way to becoming your best self and living the life you really want.


You may have tried things to fix your problems and feel frustrated because nothing seems to work for long, and not much is changing. Perhaps  you've been avoiding dealing with painful or uncomfortable feelings for so long that your stress and problems are piling up and are becoming overwhelming.


It takes courage to ask for help, but there comes a time when staying stuck is more painful than asking for help.


Transformation doesn't happen just because time goes by. Changing old habits and unhealthy thinking patterns takes effort. Similar to exercising, doing the right things over and over again makes you stronger and stronger as time passes. And working with a professional who shows you what exercises are best to achieve your goals really speeds up the process.


At the end of therapy, many clients have said they wish they had started counseling sooner and not spent so much time struggling on their own.

Starting therapy with a qualified professional can jump start your efforts to change your life. It's an exciting process to learn better ways to cope with life’s challenges, refresh your confidence, and improve your relationships in a nurturing growth environment.


Hi, I’m Maria Otsuka, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , and I offer online telehealth counseling therapy sessions to support you on your journey toward healing, growth, and self-discovery.

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Change happens when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change."

Tony Robbins


It's a messy job, feeling and dealing with emotions...

According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. ”

Through the use of evidence-based psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my clients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to unpack personal issues and build up effective tools to help them "deal with" both the beauty and messiness of life.

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I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.

Message me today to book a free 15-minute consultation to see if we're a good fit before making any commitments.

(925) 420-7927

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