Maria Diaz, LMHC, LPC,
Certified EMDR Therapist


Leading people on the path to discover hope, meaning & purpose through healing unresolved trauma. 

Welcome to Maria Diaz, LMHC!


*****At this time I am only offering virtual Telehealth appointments until further notice.******

My goal as a therapist is to empower you through the therapeutic process by promoting your  mental health and well being. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance where you feel safe and comfortable while entrusting me as your therapist. I understand that life can be difficult and setbacks can be challenging, with the right support I believe you can get through this. 

I Love helping people live their full potential by leading them on the path to discover hope, meaning and purpose.          


MARIA DIAZ, LMHC, LPC, EMDR Certified Therapist


My values as a therapist are held on the belief that decisions should be shared and that therapy is collaborative. Clients are empowered to overcome obstacles that have interfered with living a well meaningful life. I incorporate evidence-based practices from a trauma-informed and person centered perspective.

My Approach as a Therapist:

My approach is tailored to meet the diversity of each individual client. My ideal client is motivated to change and prepared to do the work. As an ally I use my professional expertise to help clients accomplish their self identified goals.

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, New Jersey and Florida. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a trauma focused approach. As an EMDR therapist I assume that unhealed trauma is playing a major role in presenting issues and I work with my clients to heal unresolved trauma. I am also trained in Attachment Repair, Parts Work, Mindfulness and other evidence based practices. 


I specialize in working with adults who have experienced Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, or difficulty adjusting to a life altering event and other circumstances that require a safe non judgmental approach. 

A Little About me:


In 2009 I graduated with my Masters in Counseling, after graduating I decided to take the opportunity to enhance my skills through various direct service and leadership roles. In 2016 I returned to school and earned an Advanced Certificate of Mental Health Counseling, while I continued evolving as a Mental Health Professional.


I have been helping people create meaningful and purposeful lives for over 15 years. I’ve held various roles as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). I have served as a Clinical Director at a non for profit organization in Westchester County where I provided clinical leadership through the utilization of evidenced based practices and overall clinical quality care for community outpatient treatment services. I currently hold a position as Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Counseling Department at Mercy College. 




"There is only one word to describe Maria and that's PHENOMENAL!!! I started to see Maria in February of of 2020 and from the moment I met her she was very comforting and kind towards me. She immediately demonstrated her expertise in a delightful manner that made me feel comfortable and content to discuss personal matters. Her positivity is infectious to all around her. The consistent dedication that she possesses to her clients is exceptionally loyal and trustworthy. I truly appreciate everything that she does as it inspires me to be a better me."

December 2020

“ I have known Maria professionally for well over a decade. Maria is the best type of clinician - intelligent and modality focused but deeply feeling and connects to people on the most human level. Maria is a consummate professional. I’ve never seen her doing less than her best work, even when she thinks no one is looking.”

August 2019



Approaches to Therapy include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),  Culturally Sensitive, Mindfulness-Based Practices and other evidence based practices.






Individual Psychotherapy Sessions



Pay By:

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, HSA or FSA.

Out of Network (OON) Insurance benefits: 


Clients are provided with a Super Bill to submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement through their Out of Network benefits. If you would like help with submitting claims to your insurance, I use a service that uses HIPAA-compliant technology to create, submit, and monitor insurance claims on your behalf.

You may use the link below to check your Out of Network Benefits.



You may also ask your employer if you have access to any of the following benefits to pay for out of pocket cost such as deductibles or Out Of Network cost:



Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Please send all inquiries to and include the following information: 

City and state where you are located





Monday-Saturday By Appointment Only Sun: Closed


Get in Touch
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I am committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

White Plains, NY, 10607

(646) 450-0149

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