Marya Samuelson, Licensed Psychotherapist Licensed in CA and MI

Marya Samuelson, M.Ed., LPCC

Clinical Counselor

Welcome to my private psychotherapy practice. I believe that as a therapist, people who come to therapy need a counselor who works hard to understand their experience. As people come to feel understood and safe in the therapeutic context, they can then work through the difficult issues that impede their growth.

No approach works the same for everyone. Therapy is a science, but good therapy is an art. My approach focuses on how we can understand your present life and also how you got there in the first place. I believe that supporting people where they are, offers the best way to move forward. Change is what can happen if we start to look closely at our history and present life. Transformation rarely means changing everything. Instead it means we strike a balance between accepting things as they are and striving to make them better.

How Counseling Works

In my practice, we begin by getting to know each other so that you feel comfortable sharing. We move as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable with, typically starting with your family history.

I will ask questions that encourage you to think deeply about yourself and your surroundings. In the process, you will also be offered reflections and feedback about your problems right away. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood, and accepted just the way you are while you reflect on your priorities and goals.

Areas I can help you with

Individual Therapy

Stress and Anxiety, Life transitions and adjustment, Low self-esteem and confidence, Post-trauma stress, and Depression.

Family & Couples Therapy

Decision making, Fidelity, Communication problems, and Developing healthy intimacy.

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Emotional expression, Post-trauma anxiety, Depression, Child abuse, and Self-soothing skills.

Trauma Focused Therapy

Self-loathing, shame, Intrusive re-experiencing, Physical problems, and Relationship or trust issues.

Ready to get started?

Send me a message using the form below, call (952) 994-8114 or email

    Ready to get started?

    Send me a message using the form below, call (952) 994-8114 or email

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