Moving Forward, Staying Present
photo thanks to Kim Campbell
Healing Services with Maria Williquette
Master of Arts, Psychology
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(licensed in WA and OR)
Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hr)
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.
What's New at Moving Forward, Staying Present
My Portland Private Practice is open in Sellwood! Sessions are 55 mins long; $125 for individual and $150 for couples. I offer walk and talk sessions on for clients who find movement and nature to be helpful in their healing process.
I also see many clients who live in WA and OR for Tele-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. Telehealth sessions are the same price as regular therapy sessions and video sessions are covered by most insurance plans.
I do bill Aetna and BCBS insurance as an in network provider. I am happy to bill other insurance companies if your plan covers out of network psychotherapy.
I offer a 20% discount for cash pay clients and offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments as well.
*As of Dec 17, 2019 I have space for two new clients. My openings are mid-afternoon on Monday and Thursday. Please email me if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org*
In Portland, I teach at beautiful Sellwood Yogain SE Portland
Monday 7:30 pm Candlelight Yoga (slow and restorative yoga)
Tuesday 10:30 am All Levels Hatha
Thursday 10:30 am All Levels Hatha
When I am in Seattle, I teach at Aditi Yoga in Wallingford.
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.
Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Training
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 Hood Canal. And for those looking to deepen their yoga practice, I am a lead teacher in 2 two hundred hour yoga teacher training programs and also Sellwood Yoga's 300 hour advanced teacher training.