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 in Sellwood! Sessions are 55 mins long for $100 or 85 mins for $120. 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-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. Telehealth sessions are the same price as regular therapy sessions.
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.
**As of June 10th, 2018 my private practice is full. If you are still interested in pursuing therapy or coaching with me, I expect to have a few openings in September so please do reach out then.**
In Portland, I teach at beautiful Sellwood Yoga (SY) in SE Portland and Elk Rock Yoga (ERY) in Milwaukee, OR.
Monday 7:30 pm Candlelight Yoga (slow and restorative yoga) SY
Wednesday noon All Levels Yoga ERY
Wednesday 7:30 pm Candlelight Yoga SY
Thursday 10:30 am All Levels Hatha SY
Friday noon All Levels Yoga ERY
I also teach Thursday mornings at People's Food Co-op in SE Portland. These classes are free for Co-op members! 7:30-8:45 am.
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.
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!