Offering A Wise * Compassionate * Loving * Safe Space
Do you have a yearning to live in truth and love? To be able to connect with what is really important in your life? Are you wanting to go deep in your journey and find your way through the issues in your life to your true joy and contentment?
It is my intention to assist you to explore your inner landscape and discover your own wisdom and guidance, thus heal the wounds of your heart and opening to peace, love, and harmony in your soul's journey. Whether you are struggling with life choices, losses, grief, sorrow, anxiety, or other difficulties, if you believe in the power of the spirit to heal and support you and want to find a deep base for your healing, then this approach may assist you.
The ancient mystic teachings of Yoga that I have studied provide an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Blending these ancient teachings and deep inner psychological exploration we can work together to assist you in compassionately addressing the issues that come up in life, deepen your ability to love yourself and others and move towards the peace and harmony of your essential being.
In the sessions, I tend to listen and then be interactive. I work with deep internal inquiry, trauma healing, guided imagery, guided meditations, visualizations, affirmations, gestalt approaches, positive psychology exercises in forgiveness, gratitude, and hope, and similar approaches to assist you to connect deeply and discover your own inner truth and path to healing. In our work together I will draw from the resources of Positive Psychology, Yoga Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, and Transpersonal Psychology.
I invite you to call me and talk personally to see if the work I am doing is right for you and the issues you are working with on your journey of the spirit.
Trauma and PTSD
Sleep or Insomnia
Spiritual Journey Related Issues
Meaning and Life Direction
ERYT 500 Yoga Teacher
Certified Yoga Therapist
Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology
Functional Analysis & Behavior Interventions
Couples and Relationship work
Meditation Instruction & Guidance
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THEORETICAL ORIENTATION My spiritual name is Maetreyii Ma and my orientation draws on the richness of transpersonal work, blending psychological work with spiritual depth. I am influenced by Asagoli's work in Psychosynthesis, Carl Jung's Depth Psychology, Gestalt Psychology, Yoga Therapy modalities, and a variety of Yogic and spiritual traditions. I combine the richness of spiritual and transpersonal work with a strong understanding and background in the practical use of behavioral approaches and positive psychology.
UNIQUE TRAINING Qualifications:
Years in Practice: 23 Years
School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Sophia University)
Year Graduated: 1989
License and State: PSY11513 California
Director of Ananda Seva Mission for 20 years, Ananda Gurukula for 7 years, both Nonprofit Yogic Spiritual communities.
Working one on one with individuals with a variety of life difficulties and spiritual needs.
Working with At-Risk Youths in Palo Alto
23 Years as a Consulting Psychologist for Group Homes and Day Programs
10 years as a Psychologist for the State of California/Agnews Developmental Center
23 Years of teaching meditation & spiritual counseling
More About Me I am from a small suburb of Chicago, went to school at Southern Illinois University, and studied how to make the world more sustainable with Bucky Fuller. I also first learned meditation in southern Illinois. This led me to a journey to India to live in an Ashram with my Guru for almost a year and deepen my personal journey toward the transcendent truth within. After this intensive time of Yogic meditation, I returned to the United States and moved to Northern California to continue my spiritual journey. As a result of my inner work, I developed a strong desire to be able to assist others with their journey in life and so enrolled in the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to secure my Ph.D. This was a deep and rich experience for me and exposed me to leading teachers and their tools for assisting people. After graduating I then worked for many years both with individuals with Autism and Intellectual disabilities and with people wanting meditation practices and spiritual and psychological growth.
I have run Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapy Trainings, Meditation and Yoga Retreats, and Meditation groups for many years. Amid this work, I have been fortunate to have a long-term marriage and two wonderful grown sons as well as a wonderful spiritual community. I love to read magical novels, hike in nature, be with friends, and grow in loving wisdom. The journey of the spirit through the struggles of our personal lives to the deep inner connection we all have with the transcendent has been my personal path and the path I assist others with.
OFFERING ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS ONLY I accept Medicare with a Secondary, Private Pay & Medical My Private Pay Fee is $200 per session. There is a limited Sliding Scale for Private Pay Clients with Hardship