Leading people on the path to discover hope, meaning & purpose 

Welcome  to Maria Diaz, LMHC!


*****Update: Nothing is more important to me than your health and wellness. As we all continue to be impacted by COVID-19, it's important to recognize our responsibility in following the CDC guidelines. At this time I am only offering 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.          




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. I use various evidenced based approaches borrowed and adapted to help my clients. I am culturally sensitive and understand that client's needs vary. 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.

My favorite therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I have personally and professionally witnessed people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many common life challenges with the help of CBT.

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a trauma focused approach. As a therapist using EMDR I assume that unhealed trauma is playing a major role in presenting issues and I work with my clients to heal unresolved trauma. 

I love to learn and find new ways and approaches to helping people. I am trained in Motivation Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness and other evidence based practices. 


As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) I have been trained in counseling and psychotherapy. I specialize in working with adults who may be experiencing or have experienced Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, difficulty with 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 a brighter future for over 15 years. I’ve held various roles as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and I also, currently, hold the position as a Clinical  Director with a non for profit organization. 




“ 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

“Maria is a great listener and always available for an appointment. She has really made helping me with my issues a priority during our sessions. I would highly recommend her services.”

-November 2019



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






Individual Psychotherapy Sessions: $175


Health Insurance Accepted:





Sliding scale rates available for clients who do not have the financial means to access quality services.  


Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, HSA, FSA





Out of Network (OON) Insurance benefits 


Some clients may have access to out of network benefits, if you have insurance through a carrier who is not listed above, I work with a third party company to manage all Out of Network insurance claims. I provide a link to clients and they input their insurance information. If interested, please send inquiry for more information to



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)


If you are interested in beginning therapy and would like to schedule an appointment please send an email inquiry to Please include the following information in your email:

Reason for your inquiry:

Indicate whether you are looking to use insurance or self pay:

If using insurance, please indicate your insurance carrier:

 City and State where you are located: 

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Monday-Saturday By Appointment Only Sun: Closed

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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

(646) 450-0149

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