Moving Forward, Staying Present
photo thanks to Brandon Hill
Healing Services with Maria Williquette
Master of Arts, Psychology
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(licensed in WA and OR)
Registered Yoga Teacher
Healing comes in many forms. With a dual background in psychology and yoga as well as a general openness to creativity, I will work with you to discover the ways in which you best can accomplish your goals. My approach to therapy combines the holistic and body oriented stances of Eastern Philosophies and Mindfulness Practices with current incarnations of Attachment and Systems oriented therapies. When working with yoga as a healing modality, I bring to the table more than a dozen years of experience with many styles of yoga as well as a deep and intuitive understanding of the practice.
As a trained and caring professional, I offer insight and tools to help you address the issues you face. I will support your process with warmth, humor, and a belief in your ability to grow. I respect the personal autonomy and human dignity of all people. I believe that families are as varied and diverse as the individuals that comprise them and as such I am committed to working with individuals and families of all configurations, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Sliding scale available.
What's New at Moving Forward, Staying Present
My Portland Private Practice is open for business! My office is on the corner of 12th and Division in SE Portland. Office hours are Monday 7 am to noon; Tuesday 7 am to noon; Wednesday noon to 8 pm; Thursday 7 am to 9:30 am. Sessions are 55 mins long for $90 or 85 mins for $110. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I do not bill insurance at this time but I am happy to give you a bill to self submit.
I also see many clients who live in WA and OR for Tele Behavioral Health sessions. Essentially, this is video or phone sessions. I am continually amazed at how effective and satisfying these sessions are for both me and my clients. Right now, I am running a special for 45 min telehealth sessions for only $60. In May of 2018, I will change this to 55 min sessions and $90 cost.
I offer a first free session for all interested clients.
In Portland, I teach at beautiful Sellwood Yoga in SE Portland.
Monday 7:30 pm Candlelight Yoga (slow and restorative yoga)
Wednesday 7:30 pm Candlelight Yoga
Thursday 10:30 am All Levels Hatha
When I am in Seattle, I teach at Aditi Yoga in Wallingford.
I am working on scheduling a workshop, tentatively for May 5, 2018 entitled Yoga: The Art of Connection. Noon to 5 pm, $60. As soon as we confirm this I'll post the link.
All are welcome in my yoga classes, from advanced to beginner. Expect to learn philosophy, mindfulness practices, alignment, and neurobiology as we move and breathe.
Seeking an international getaway or looking ahead to a stress-free and rejuvenating local yoga retreat? Check out Maria's retreats in Mexico, Portland, Seattle, and Guemes Island!