Maria Guerrero, LPC
There is so much pressure in today’s society to be a certain way.
We are now dealing with levels of stress, anxiety and depression
that have never been seen before. If you are dealing with any type
of emotional stress , just know that there is someone willing to work
by your side, willing to explore and become your companion on this
journey to self discovery.
As a therapist my main goal is for you to feel comfortable, safe and in
a place (emotional and physical) where you are able to express yourself
without the fear of being judged. Unconditional acceptance is my motto
and I thrive to provide my clients with a place where being who they really
are without any fears or pressure to be “ok” is the norm. In my practice
I find myself meeting wonderful clients who for some reason feel stuck
either due to past events or fear of the unknown. Just know that you are
not alone, that what you are experiencing is a normal human emotion that
needs exploration and a resolution. Let me join you as your travel companion
in this therapy journey.
I decided to become a therapist by age 17. During my teenage years, and due to my own personal experiences with anxiety I made it my main goal to figure out what was happening to me since nobody could explain why I would feel so nervous and worried. People try to fix what was going on with me, ” It’s ok, just relax”, and the more I heard those words the worst I felt. I met a school counselor who explained to me what was happening and encouraged me to see a therapist. It was not only the skills that I learned, but mostly the educational part on what anxiety was that helped me understand what was happening to me at that moment. I learned to understand me, and what was happening emotionally and mentally. We all experience these symptoms in a different and unique way. Thanks to the guidance and exploration that I learned, I was able to identify the thoughts that were drowning me in negativity.
I moved to the United States in 2000 from Colombia. It was such a radical change in my life. It was very difficult to cope with living in a different country with a different language, but with time I learned to embrace a new culture and the place I now call home. I feel blessed of not only living in America but living in Texas! I consider myself a Colombian by blood and a Texan by heart.
I am married and have two little boys who are the joy of my life
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, who works with adults. I have a special interest in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, grief, depression development, as well as relational problems. I seek to create a supportive atmosphere to help foster the therapeutic relationship. I utilize an integrative approach in treatment and believe in collaborating with my clients to help them meet their goals and achieve wellness.
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
Accelerated Resolution Therapist
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston.
My training has been in community mental health where I gained experience working with clients that have symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, and adjustment disorders