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Maureen Graves Psychotherapy, LMHC

Maureen Graves was born in Colombia, South America. Because of a family tragedy in 1978, she moved with her husband and surviving child to Miami. Her focus dramatically changed from the art world to a 10-year volunteer position as a guardian ad litem in the juvenile court system. Her main focus was on child abuse, family trauma, and advocating for children and families.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
Finances
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Anthem
  • New Directions
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“I communicate unconditional regard and establish rapport as quickly as possible by explaining the therapy process, including its advantages and limitations.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I completed extensive training in the guardian ad litem (GAL) program on a yearly basis. I also worked in the CHARLIE program, which included foster care placement, and this opened my eyes to a world that needed tolerance, equality, and loving care. I offer clients broad knowledge of family dynamics, domestic violence, suicidal behavior, and individual life transitions and changes. I have linguistic competence in English, Spanish, and French.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process is welcoming. I communicate unconditional regard and establish rapport as quickly as possible by explaining the therapy process, including its advantages and limitations. If appropriate, homework may be assigned. I enjoy working with and often get better results from self-motivated individuals.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My upbringing brought me into contact with three different continents and many languages and cultures. This enhanced my worldview and showed me that people are people. By practicing tolerance, whether racial, religious, or cultural, l can see that we are basically the same.
“I enjoy working with and often get better results from self-motivated individuals.”
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