Mailen Palacios

L.M.F.T., C. S.T.

Mailen Palacios

L.M.F.T., C. S.T.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 37FI00184000
Secondary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 001493
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Individual sessions are $150 for 50mins.
Couple or family sessions are $190 for 50mins.
Online sessions begin at $120-$150 for 50mins.
All services are provided with a SLIDING SCALE and discount rates can be given if 4 sessions are paid in advance, if interested please ask for further details.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

My Approach to Helping

Welcome everyone! I've been doing this for the past 8 years and I wouldn't continue to do so if I wasn't so passionate about therapy. We all have our personal demons and moments that we're unsure of, labels that either we put on ourselves or regardlessly ended up believing, moments we may wish we could take back, or decisions like this Exact Moment of reaching out to a mental health therapist. At least I know I've experienced this, some failed relationships, decisions made without the best judgement, harsh words of my own... nicely dedicated to myself, and the beauty of family and friends, they can be a gift and a curse, not to mention the baggage we obtained from life without seeking it.

I believe in therapy because I've gone through it and believed in it enough to make a career of it. We're not always heroes or in control of our own lives and therapy is the safest place with an objective professional to provide you with the support, challenges, and changes you're looking for; Give me a call.

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Sex Therapist, my expertise is in helping individuals, families, and couples with various types of, Anxieties: from daily stress to panic attacks, agoraphobia, and PTSD; Relationship Distress: from depression, resentment, poor communication, jealousy, infidelity, poor boundaries; Sexual Dysfunctions: from rapid ejaculation, low or high sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse, boredom in bedroom and so forth.  

Call Me, send me an Email, we can Text, and let's consult briefly to decide if this therapy is the best fit for you. Looking forward to working together...

More Info About My Practice

I'm fluent in Spanish, allowing me to offer Spanish speaking sessions if preferred.

Feel free to Call me right now, Text me, send me an Email, and let's discuss what is happening and develop the best treatment plan for you. I can provide you with a sliding scale and the flexibility to meet in my practice or have online sessions in the comfort of your own space. Don't hesitate to ask any questions, I provide a safe space where you're listened to and the goals of therapy are meant to have you reach your best results, everyone is unique and those results look differently for each person, without a right or a wrong.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy, knowing you will share some of the most intimate parts of your life, in order to reach the best version of yourself is extremely brave. Not everyone can manage to hear themselves speak the truth about who they are, and acknowledge the good with the bad. It takes bravery, vulnerability, adaptability, strength, and motivation to seek help, and look within. It's a unique experience, that is well worth it, because you will come out of this a positively stronger person, both emotionally and mentally.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Our life is not the issue and who we are is not a walking disorder because we all have problems, that's the nature of living. It's not always about accepting labels or even eliminating what bothers us, but at times it is about alleviating the annoyance it causes us and learning how to manage the issues. Together we can seek what works best for you, we will change what is in your control and we will learn to accept what is out of your control, while still developing the skills to live a better life that isn't defined by disorders.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Individuals, families, couples, LBGTQ, services are provided for both English and Spanish speaking populations.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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