Thrive Counseling LLC Compassionate Counseling and Support for Life Transitions Maria Menolasino, MS, CRC
I received my master’s degree in Counseling from Portland State University in 2014. I am a professional counselor, an LPC - intern, nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
I received clinical training in an acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital providing inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals and groups with a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addictions, dual diagnosis and chronic pain management issues. I am currently serving as private practitioner in Portland, Oregon.
I have chosen to focus my private practice on the work that I enjoy most. It is an honor to be with people as they work through the issues they are facing, and it is my role to gently guide the process that unfolds as people connect with their inner wisdom and resources. I have a strong belief that individuals have the capacity to find meaning in painful life experiences. I view therapy as a vehicle to help people create and move towards the life they truly want for themselves, especially when they are feeling stuck or disconnected from the life they would like to have.
I provide client centered, integrative therapy with a strong reliance on a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Self-compassion. I believe that even in the midst of immense pain, there lies an opportunity to find, and create, a life filled with purpose, meaning and vitality.
Tara Brach on Radical Self-Acceptance: Healing Shame and Fear in Clinical Practice (September 2017)
Intensive Trauma Treatment (March 2017)
Transforming Grief and Loss (July 2016)
Motivational Interviewing (October 2015)
Advanced Mindfulness Techniques that Change the Brain (July 2015)
The Neuroscience of Toxic Stress (September 2014)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness (October 2014)