There’s a reason this practice is called Holding Hope; when I was in a dark place, Mara was the one who held hope for me when I couldn’t hold it myself. She knew I was capable of getting it back and helped me help myself gently and without judgement. I wouldn’t be the best version of myself that I am today if I didn’t have Mara in my corner, ready whenever I need a little extra hope.
I’ve been seeing Mara for nearly 4 years. I’d never gone to a therapist before, and was skeptical and a little nervous at first. I’ve found Mara to be incredibly open and honest, insightful, and above all else- compassionate. She’s helped me to not only confront the challenges I was facing, but also to understand myself better. I look forward to our sessions every week, and now I trust Mara as much as I trust the people closest to me. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.
When I first met Mara, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease during what was a very tumultuous time in my life. Over the past few years, she has guided me on a productive and exploratory journey that has deeply affected the way I approach my life on a daily basis. Mara also helped me to fully understand the true value of therapy — in my own life and the lives of others.
For years I struggled trying to find the “right” therapist. After my first session with Mara – I knew it would be different. It truly felt like talking to a knowledgeable but curious close friend. A friend who was completely and totally invested in my growth and emotional healing. Since beginning my sessions with Mara four years ago, I have felt less alone. I know Mara cares about me, as a whole person – not just her patient, and that has truly been a game changer in my path to healing and self-acceptance.
I reached out to Mara when I was at a really low point – the kind of place where it’s difficult to ask for help from existing friends and family, let alone talk to a new therapist about what’s going on with you. I dropped Mara into the middle of the story during our introduction call (totally in tears, which would normally feel a little embarrassing for a first-time conversation), and she immediately put me at ease, and made me feel seen, understood, and empathized with.