- BS in Psychology | Xavier University
- Master’s in Clinical Psychology | Eastern Michigan University
- Master of Business Administration | University of Detroit Mercy
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Type of Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Young Professionals
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
About Maria Samayoa
As a therapist, I focus on creating and holding a safe and supportive space where you can be seen, heard, validated, and appreciated. I use an interpersonal and collaborative approach to treatment, focusing on the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for change. I help you create the change you are seeking in a compassionate and kind way. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and I am here to help navigate challenges that may arise throughout the therapeutic process.
I completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus on research and clinical work from Xavier University. I also completed a Master of Business Administration with a marketing management concentration from University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. My experience includes working with teens, young adults and adults in professional settings.
I believe that every person has everything they need within them to live up to their full potential. When you’re ready to take the next step, please reach out to schedule an appointment with me. I look forward to working with you!
Unique Approach to Therapy
Connecting with each client is a vital part of my practice, unlike some providers in mental health, I view each person as important and not just “a number“. I find that checking in regularly with clients about their goals and current satisfaction helps foster a trusting client/provider relationship focused on individual growth. Also, I find it important to work with each person in identifying any barriers that may be present which could hinder therapy and medication from “doing their job“. I firmly believe that positive mental health and well-being does not happen in “a vacuum”, but many factors affect this, therefore a holistic approach is required to achieve lasting results.
Specialized & Extended Training
What makes Maria Samayoa stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Start My Wellness therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Maria from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to patients.