Maia Pothier Licensed Social Worker

Maia

Clinical Experience

Maia began her therapeutic experience working on skid row in California where she worked with individuals who were on parole, who were sex-offenders, who were prostitutes, who were severely mentally ill, and who were homeless. Maia helped connect them to mental health, medical, housing, and employment services. Maia also experienced working in Mesa, Arizona at the school district where she worked as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) therapist for children. Maia helped give therapy to children with behavioral problems, teaching them mental, emotional, and physical learning tools in which they could use in their daily lives. Maia then worked with individuals with severe mental health problems while she was at Therapeutic Services. Maia appreciates working with individuals who are cognitively aware of their problems, and who are open and willing to learn new coping skills and techniques to help them improve their daily life. Maia believes that being open and honest on both the therapeutic side and the client side is important to building rapport and establishing a safe and trusting environment.

When Maia is not at work enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Maia enjoys tennis and golf and loves to travel as well. Maia is adopted from Bulgaria and has volunteered in two Bulgarian orphanages. Maia also recently found her biological parents and hopes to help them by providing humanitarian aid and services. Maia hopes to one day have her own private practice, as well as hoping to create an organization for Bulgarian orphanages.



Professional Disclosure Statement

My therapeutic approach is founded in a wide range of Empirically-Based-Intervention practices. These practices include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy. By selectively choosing from a variety of practices, a holistic approach is formed. This allows the individual to be both seen and heard, learning unique skills that can help them work towards and accomplish their personalized goals in therapy.

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Social Work - University of Southern California - May 2016
  • Bachelors of Social Work - Brigham Young University Idaho - July 2010

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Masters of Social Work, University of Southern California, May 2016
  • Licensed Social Worker-Associate in Social Work, Henderson, Nevada June 2017-Present

Specialized Training

  • NASW Nevada Conference - October 2016
  • Completed Substance Abuse Course April 2016
  • Completed Domestic Violence Course December 2015
  • Completed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training November 2015
  • Mandatory training for Child Abuse October 2014

Modalities

  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transition
  • Mental Health- Bipolar, Borderline, schizophrenia, OCD, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Substance Abuse/Other addictions- technology addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, eating disorders, and sex addiction
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Systematic Approach