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Maria Olson, MSW, LCSW


Maria Olson, LCSW

My goal is to support my clients while they identify the changes they want to make and collaborate with them to reach these goals. I think that developing good rapport with my clients is the key to making progress when discussing potentially painful and difficult topics, so I take the time to get to know each individual while being open, honest, and warm. Using such modalities as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy, I team up with my client to create positive change.

I work with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and many other issues. Sometimes it is helpful for someone to have a nonjudgmental sounding board to help work through inner conflicts, and I strive to fulfill that role.

I studied psychology, Latin American Studies, and political science at Vanderbilt University, providing a wide range of knowledge that continues to help me understand the bio-psycho-social interactions that influence people. My formal MSW training combined with experience in both inpatient & outpatient settings has prepared me to help individuals with a variety of issues.

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