Mariya received her BA in Psychology from DePaul University, in Chicago. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Her training experiences have focused on general mental health, trauma, and eating disorders from a relational/psychodynamic perspective.
Mariya received graduate-level training with The Family Institute at Northwestern University, using psychodynamic therapy to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. She went on to complete her clinical internship and additional post-graduate clinical hours at Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health, in the adult PHP/IOP mood and anxiety program. Mariya moved on to focus on treating eating disorders at Eating Recovery Center (Chicago), where she found her niche as an eating disorder therapist, implementing CBT, DBT, and ACT modalities for folks in residential and PHP levels of care. Mariya transitioned to outpatient work in 2021.
Mariya focuses on treating individuals who are recovering from eating disorders and have body image disturbance, as well as survivors of complex trauma. Mariya integrates psychodynamic therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, relational, and attachment-based therapy in her practice.
Mariya focuses on exploring the individual identity, as well as how the system around us impacts our well-being. She practices from a Health At Every Size framework, and works to pursue body liberation with her clients. Mariya utilizes a collaborative approach in the therapy room and believes in incorporating curiosity into any of life’s challenges while eliminating judgment. While being compassionate and nonjudgmental, she understands the importance of examining the intersectionality of identity and will work with clients to establish a deeper belonging in the world.
In addition to her individual work, Mariya facilitates a weekly process group for survivors of sexual violence.