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I'm so GRATEFUL that you found me. It takes COURAGE to explore your inner world, and fortunately, you don't have to navigate dark times alone. In therapy, we can safely explore ANY territory

- where you've been - or where you want to go.

TOGETHER we take the HEROES JOURNEY, descending into the darkness,

where YOUR WIDSOM resides.

It's my privilege to champion you

as you shine your LIGHT 

into the world.

Your light is always needed.

Call 510-877-0710 to schedule a free 20 minute consultation

Mariah Howard

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # 110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654

Employed and offering therapy through Holos Institute

 
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YOUR STORY

As a therapist, my job is to listen.

I listen to your story; the heroic tale of how you became you, 

told by the only person who can truly tell it.

I listen for who you are now and who you want to become. In time, I see the big picture of your life, the themes and patterns, the moments of tragedy and the triumphs.  

I learn what makes you unique, lovable, and needed in the world. 

I hold on to the light and truth about you really are, even when you forget it.

Mariah Howard Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654, employed & offering therapy through Holos Institute

 

SERVICES I OFFER

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

In my work with individuals, we get to explore any area of life that is causing you suffering. Work, family, relationships, sexuality, grief, your relationship with yourself - any aspect of life can be compassionately explored - and you set the pace.The session is your time, devoted just to you.

Together, we develop therapeutic goals that are tailored to meet your unique vision of healing and health.

COUPLES THERAPY

Relationships can add such richness to our lives. So when we struggle in our primary partnerships, life takes on a specific kind of suffering. Our pain triggers their pain, and vice versa, in what can feel like an endless loop. My work with couples of all kinds, is to unpack the patterns and misunderstandings that inhibit intimacy and connection. I help everyone feel heard and understood and build stronger communication skills.

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CHILDREN AND TEENS

At times our young ones and emerging adults need the safety and support of therapy. When they have a positive experience in therapy as a youth, they're more likely to go back throughout their lives. Using my training in Expressive Arts and my experience as a parent, I create a welcoming space for children and adolescents to explore whatever is getting in the way of their thriving.

Mariah Howard Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654, employed & offering therapy through Holos Institute

 
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AREAS OF FOCUS

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DEPRESSION

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ANXIETY

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RELATIONSHIP ISSUES

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WORK TRANSITIONS

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PARENTING CHALLENGES

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GRIEF & LOSS

 

ABOUT ME

I’m originally from St.Louis, Missouri and I'm a late bloomer. After running my own consulting business for almost a decade, I decide to do something I've always wanted to do: become a therapist.


As a kid, I was the one you'd talk to about your big feelings, and now I get to do the same thing, just not on a blacktop at recess. Being with people when they feel vulnerable is where I shine, and feel most alive. It's truly an honor to do this work, and I hope you'll get in touch if you're curious about therapy with me.

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Mariah Howard Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654, employed & offering therapy through Holos Institute

 

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. 

Perhaps everything that frightens us is,

in its deepest essence,

something helpless that wants our love.”

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APPROACHES TO HEALING

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS

Also called "Parts Work", IFS is a remarkable process that helps us heal from old traumas and limiting self-beliefs. We unpack how got through difficult times and from a place of greater understanding, you can choose how you want to feel now - from the inside out.

MEDITATION & VISUALIZATION

Developing or deepening a meditation practice is a powerful and life changing resource available to us all.  I have experience with a variety of evidence-based practices like mindful breathing and self-compassion meditation that are proven ways to work with depression and anxiety. We can create a practice that works for you.

LIFE MAPPING

Using my skills as an artist, I offer clients one-of-a-kind maps of anything they'd like to see come to life. For example, a client might want to see a family pattern of addiction, or a cycle of self-defeating habits and how they get in the way. Maps can also depict goals, dreams and plans for the future; we can go back to them for motivation and inspiration. Check out my blog for examples!

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

A variety of creative processes are tailored to fit your needs and interests. Through art making, can express essential parts of ourselves that can't be accessed through talking alone. Drawing, painting, playing with clay, writing poetry and making music can bring new forms of self-awareness and healing.

Mariah Howard Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654, employed & offering therapy through Holos Institute

 
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“If I am not for myself,

who will be for me?

If I am only for myself,

what am I?

And if not now, when?”

-Hillel the Elder

 
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CONTACT ME

Get in touch with me by calling 510-877-0710 or emailing me at mariah@holosinstitute.net. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mariah Howard 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110385

Supervised by Laura Parker #37654, employed & offering therapy through Holos Institute

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