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.
Maryem earned her BA in Comparative Literary Studies 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 at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She received depth psychological training at The Place Within in Monrovia. Maryem is a certified yoga and meditation instructor.
Maryem is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #103792 supervised by Christina Decoux, LMFT #53978.