Maria graduated from Lakeland University with an MA in Community Counseling in 2019 and an MS in Thanatology (the study of death and dying) from Marian University in 2017. She served her counseling graduate internships at 2 sites: RCS Empowers, where she learned from a licensed art therapist and at Hospice Compassus, where she learned how to serve people facing end of life issues. For her Thanatology capstone project, she engaged in expressive/therapeutic art grief activities and developed a 14-week grief group. Thereafter, Mental Health America sponsored her as she facilitated one of the activities she developed with people who were experiencing grief in the Sheboygan community.
Prior to graduate studies, she obtained a BA Expressive/Therapeutic Arts. While she was an undergraduate she developed and facilitated an outdoor expressive/therapeutic art intervention for adult survivors of childhood abuse as a part of the McNair Scholars program.
She applies techniques and philosophies derived from Narrative Therapy, Existentialism, Depth Psychology, Ecopsychology, CBT and Expressive/Therapeutic Arts.
Existential Concerns at End of Life
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Grief and Loss
Employment and Entrepreneurial Concerns
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