My Approach to Helping
M.A.D. Reflections provides a warm atmosphere with no judgement and total acceptance. We work with children, adolescents adults of all ages, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious preferences.
Our goal is to enhance the quality of relationships and create positive changes in how individuals view self and the world around them. We further aim to aid individuals and families in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness for the future. We strive to help those who are struggling with painful emotions stemming from unresolved trauma, addiction andor have forensic involvement; causing distressing relationship problems, confusion and frustration with current life situations.
More Info About My Practice
Maia Delmoor is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy. She also is a Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She has experience working with the Addictions community, families with Forensic involvement, those who struggle with PTSD and other stress-related disorders. Maia Delmoor works from a Trauma-informed and Person-Centered perspective, Her theoretical modalities include PE, CBT and DBT.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. What makes us able to move forward in life are our coping mechanisms and the thought that life is not necessarily as smooth as seen on TV. Some times are good and some are bad, and having to learn to make it the best life for us as individuals can be hard. In my own struggles, learning how to trust not only yourself but others has been paramount. Through therapy, a person can discuss and find assistance in navigating through life within a positive therapeutic relationship. This process does not makes us weak, in fact, makes us stronger in our understanding of self which promotes a happier life.
What Makes up a Problem?
Many things happen to us through the course of our life. When things happen we respond. Some reponses are healthy and some, not so much. We endure experiences that change our perception of self and the world around us. Is that a problem? NO. This is how we learn about ourselves. However, can our reactions to experiences be a problem? Yes. When we forget to actually respond and arrest our processing of the experience through denial, addiction, etc; we delay our evolvement- our ability to cope and adapt. We trick our brains in to believing that our experiences are not important and are not impactful to how we interact with others and how we treat ourselves. Therefore creating "warped" senses of reality that limit our ability to cope with life at times.