Therapist Profile

Name:
Maura McDonald, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
2402 Michelson Drive, Suite 145 Irvine, CA 92612-1310
Phone:
(949) 833-3570
Website:
License Number
MFC32368
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I began my professional life as a junior high school teacher. During my first teaching assignment, I was asked to work with the drug involved kids at the school; in other words, I assumed many counseling responsibilities without being a school counselor. And so, I went back to school and became a school counselor. I counseled at the junior high school level for several years and then transferred to the high school level when I was again in school earning a Masters in Counseling and preparing for my state board exams. I had two excellent internships in private practice and was invited to become a partner with my primary supervisor after I passed my exams. I have always loved kids (and have two boys of my own), and as my students grew older and would continuously seek my advice and/or insight, I realized I had a calling. I work with adolescents, young adults, married couples, unmarried couples...a rather broad range. My purpose is to minimize pain through insights and expression, active listening and communication skills.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Psychotherapy and academic high school guidance.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling, CSUF, 1990

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Communications
Certifications
High School Pupil/Personnel Credential (H.S. Counseling) and Secondary School Credential (Teaching).
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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