Maria Samayoa
Maria Samayoa, MS, TLLP

Accepting New Patients


Master of Clinical Psychology | Eastern Michigan University

Master of Business Administration | University of Detroit Mercy

Bachelor of Science in Psychology | Xavier University


  • English


  • Online

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Empowerment
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationships


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About Me: 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!

My Unique Approach to Therapy

What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my patients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At Start My Wellness, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes Start My Wellness world-class.

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.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!