ABOUT ME

I believe the therapeutic relationship is sacred and conducive to the healing process. I cultivate a warm, nurturing presence so that my clients can feel firmly held and supported. My areas of focus include: managing anxiety, depression, stress-related conditions, life transitions, trans-generational trauma, cultural mistreatment, career/academic issues, parenting, co-parenting, authentic self expression, conscious relationship, transformation of life, relational trauma, body image issues. My work focuses on fostering in clients a mindful presence, attuned connection, conscious communication, and the sacred path of deep intimacy.

I value the power of of witnessing, empathizing and containing while my clients explore their shadow material that prevents them from living a fulfilling life. I provide insight with a collaborative spirit and support individuals to develop an authentic and gratifying intimacy with themselves.

As an integrative psychotherapist, I am flexible and have an inclusive approach to treatment, accommodating the therapeutic needs of clients. I incorporate techniques such as attachment-based theory, mindfulness, somatic perspectives, dreamwork, storytelling, Jungian and imaginal methods. As a depth psychotherapist I am informed by art, literature, poetry and mythology.

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Maryem earned her BA in Comparative Literature and her MA in Teaching from Occidental College.  She earned her MA in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with a focus on Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices also at Pacifica.  She received depth psychological training at The Place Within in Monrovia, CA.  Passionate about whole self healing, Maryem is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor. 

“This is your body, your greatest gift, pregnant with wisdom you do not hear, grief you thought was forgotten, and joy you have never known.” 
― Marion Woodman