Works in our Los Gatos location. Currently, Maxine meets with clients in-office and through Teletherapy.
At times everyone needs help coping with life events. As an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, I enjoy providing individuals, couples, and families with skills they can readily use for current and future life events. Individual and personal strengths can be complemented with tools to achieve a well-balanced and healthy mental health lifestyle. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I provide tools and approaches to achieve individual personal goals and well-being.
I work with individuals, families, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, crisis, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, and relationship needs. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), person-centered approaches, mindfulness, and behavior analysis.
I received my BS in Psychology from The University of Maryland with a Certificate in Clinical Mental Healthcare, my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, and currently conducting research in her PhD Counseling Education and Supervision also with Walden University. I have received training in behavior analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Prior to joining Nugent Family Counseling Center, I have worked with individuals, couples and families and had partnered with the Santa Clara Juvenile Probation by providing Juvenile Domestic Violence Program Group Therapy. I have also held several positions within the mental health field including Clinic Director, The Wood Group, (2019-2011), MCOT Mobile On-Call Crisis Team, Camino Real Community Services (2016), and Mental Health Technician, San Antonio State Hospital, Texas Department of State Health Services. I am registered in the state of California as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and supervised by Geoff Nugent, Ph.D., CA: LMFT #47549, LPCC #211 ID: LMFT #7768, LPC # 7769 NV: LMFT #2747, LPC # CP1287-R UT: LMFT #10481679-3902 AZ: LMFT# 15208 of Nugent Family Counseling Center Inc.
Please reach me at [email protected] or call me at (408) 656-2355. Please provide your name, phone number, and a brief summary of your concern. My typical response time is within 24 hours.