I am Maria Tran (she/her/hers), an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT#128024) located in Los Angeles County, supervised by Jenny Moon, LCSW #77266. Taking the first step towards healing can be challenging, and I am committed to holding a safe space while walking beside you on this journey. My approach to therapy is to provide an empathic view, while fostering a warm and comforting environment where you will be seen and heard. As a client centered therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your life. Together we can process through the distress and facilitate your personal growth.
I graduated from Pepperdine University with my Masters in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working in community mental health, working with adults with diverse backgrounds throughout Los Angeles County. My therapeutic approach is humanistic, with a foundation in psychodynamic and attachment. I support clients with gaining a clearer understanding of their upbringing and uncover the impacts those experiences hold onto them.
As a queer, first generation, Vietnamese American cisgender woman, I view therapy through an intersectionality lens to understand the layering experiences of the identities we hold. I strive to provide LGBTQIA+ BIPOC affirming spaces where your authenticity is valued. I am passionate about exploring the impacts of marginalization on our wellbeing. From navigating my own journey with mental health, I am passionate about fighting against the stigmas surrounding mental health within the Asian American community. Your mental health matters. You matter, and I am here to provide a safe space.
In my free time, I love cooking Vietnamese food, baking delicious sweets, watching anime, going on walks with my dog, and going to concerts.