Maria Robinson, MSW, LCSW
Maria Robinson (she/her) is passionate about providing client-centered care and has pursued education and networking that supports her serving a wide variety of backgrounds and identities. Her approach integrates trauma-informed therapies, laughter, radical social justice, and an abundance of compassion. She excels at working with adult clients who have histories of complex trauma, early attachment wounds, complex relationships to family of origin, and difficulties with self-acceptance.
Maria completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with minor in LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality Studies, Community Action and Social Change, and Music at the University of Michigan in 2014. She then moved to New Orleans where she completed her Master’s in Social Work at Tulane University in 2016. Maria is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is primary modality that structures her practice as a psychotherapist. She has also completed training in Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), a modification to increase the client’s comfort and sense of security during processing. Additionally, she has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Solution Focused Therapy which can be utilized to help clients manage current stressors while working through past trauma.
Maria works from an anti-oppression, anti-racist, decolonial, and restorative justice perspective. She is passionately committed to affirming those in the LGBTQIA+ community, Black people, people of color, trans and gender expansive persons, sex workers, those in polyamorous or non-monogamous relationship structures, and provides therapy that is sex positive and kink positive.
Outside of work Maria enjoys spending time with her chosen family and inviting chaos into her home via many foster kittens.
Maria is a climate change aware therapist and enjoys supporting clients in coping with anxiety, grief, and any other feelings surrounding macro-level ecological stressors our world is facing.
Payment and Availability
Insurance and Payment info: Not in network with any insurances; can offer receipt for services so that clients may inquire about out of network reimbursement with their insurance. Private pay only at this time, payment due at time of service.
Sliding Scale: Maria has 2 sliding scale spots available on her caseload at this time for those who are in need of more financial flexibility. Sliding scale means you pay what amount, in the range of $90-$130, works for your financial wellness.
50 minute session: $120.00
60 minute session: $130.00
80 minute session: $190.00
EMDR Mini Intensives:
90 minute session: $215
2 hour session: $275
2.5 hour session: $345
Longer sessions and pricing available upon request
Trauma-Informed Gentle Yoga add on to EMDR therapy:
30 min: $70
45 min: $100
Because these longer EMDR sessions are intensive, mind/body based activities such as yoga may assist the client in nervous system regulation post-EMDR session, as well as for long-term nervous system stabilization. The Therapy Garden's Registered Yoga Teacher and Psychotherapist, Grace Bailey, MSW, LMSW, RYT 200 offers these sessions directly after clients complete the EMDR intensive session on site at The Therapy Garden. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) has been shown in research and clinical studies to lead to a decrease in PTSD symptoms and can be an extremely important adjunct to EMDR therapy.
Telehealth Available on Mondays and after 5:00pm on Tuesday - Friday
In-Person Available - Mondays only