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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

MAIDA FERRAES is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LMFT
Years in Practice: 6
State: CA

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2017. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and both residential and outpatient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis.

In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, compassionate, and patient. I am a true believer that a good clinician should possess adequate knowledge relating to all areas in the field and should have good interpersonal skills. Also, one should have a stable mindset and should be a levelheaded personality, which will help in providing correct counseling. Each individual requires special attention with not just patience but a sense of understanding and compassion.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Addictions LGBT Grief Depression Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue ADHD
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I've been seeing Maida for a couple months now and she's been immensely helpful along my mental health journey. She gives me lots of resources to help reroute my thinking and come up with healthy coping mechanisms and she asks me questions that make me go HMM? — something that I value in a therapist. I feel like Maida really understands my unique issues and circumstances and tailors her advice accordingly.

Feb 06, 2023


Wonderful to work with and very good at listening.

Jan 26, 2023


I deeply enjoy Maida and enjoy our sessions.

Jan 23, 2023


Maida is easy to speak with and offers good perspectives and follow up material to help me get on the right track

Jan 04, 2023


Great first session.

Nov 28, 2022


Maida is a great communicator. She will not take the approach of therapist and patient. Instead she will have a conversation and help you figure out your anxieties and fears for yourself. She will not polish things over.

Nov 23, 2022


Maida has been really helpful and we’ve only had one session so far. I was amazed at how much we got through in a limited amount of time, and at how she helped me find my core issues and begin to work through them so easily. Definitely recommend therapy with her.

Sep 29, 2022


Exactly the professionalism and support I was hoping for. Thanks.

Sep 21, 2022


Maida is amazing. She was always there for me and helped me when I needed it. I highly recommend her!

Sep 13, 2022


Maida is my first therapist and she has been great. I feel really listened to, and I value her fresh perspective. I greatly appreciate all her kindness and advice.

Sep 04, 2022


Maida is an incredibly well-versed, thoughtful and supportive therapist. She shares resources, understands needs and earns trust. I have really appreciated her support throughout.

S.H.·Aug 13, 2022


Maida listens to my primary concerns and stops to ask lots of questions and delve deeper so we can find the roots of my fears, motivations, and patterns. Maida helped me discover which issues I needed to explore further, and offers perspective, additional resources, “homework” and helped me set goals for myself using DBT-based methods and tools. All of this has led to visible progress towards improving my overall mental health and self-confidence.

A.R.·Jul 24, 2022


Maida is being such a light in my life. I was so stress and a little depressed before therapy. Things are improving a lot in my life. I can recommend her 100%

D.O.·Jul 21, 2022


I am so glad i finally found a therapist who really understands my needs and is always so willing to help me. I also greatly appreciate that she checks in on me a lot of the time. It’s awesome to know I have someone this helpful and understanding on my team while I navigate my mental health. Truly appreciate her so much.

S.A.·Jun 17, 2022


Dr. Ferraes is a fantastic therapist who is not afraid to really do the work with you. She is responsive and pays attention how you are doing during the session, but also ensures what is said in a session is honest and true.

M.O.·Jun 13, 2022


Maida is a friendly and exceptional listener and provided me practical and immediately applicable techniques that helped in my journey through this rough period in time. I would recommend Maida to anyone in need.

J.O.·Jun 10, 2022


She’s the best therapist out there.

A.L.·Jun 03, 2022


Not once have I felt uncomfortable with Maida. She is respectful and approachable and she keeps an objective eye on things without fail. Her blunt humour is also a plus, it makes the session light hearted and low-stakes. She makes you feel as if you're having just another conversation with a friend even if the subject is your mental health and struggles. I would recommend reaching out to her.

A.R.·May 24, 2022


Maida has definitely helped me navigate through conflicting emotions and has been very consistent keeping contact. I feel she is the right fit when I need a straight forward answer and to have me not fear facing my own difficulties. She is definitely there for you and empathetic with great patience. I have definitely gotten better and was able to get clarity on my past experiences.

C.H.·Apr 18, 2022


Maida has been really amazing through my mental health journey. I started seeing Maida during a really difficult time, and I have seen so much progress with my depression over the past few months. She has guided me with kindness, patience, and care. Her approach has really helped me express my difficult thoughts without the fear of judgement. I’m very happy to have Maida as my therapist and highly recommend her.

K.A.·Apr 11, 2022


She had been there through my think and think and I think my genuinely wants to help everyone

D.Y.·Apr 08, 2022


Very helpful and very supportive

C.H.·Apr 03, 2022


Very helpful and kind

J.O.·Mar 17, 2022


Maida is a great listener. She knows how to respect my boundaries and feelings. Therapist has helping me a lot. And I want to thank Maida for always be there and supporting me with my ups and downs.

L.I.·Mar 07, 2022


I had the pleasure of having Maida as my therapist for the last three months. Her help has truly transformed my life in unimaginable ways. She is an astounding listener who never failed to push me with probing questions to make me better and grow. She never judged me and would continuously find ways to uplift me and point out that I may be overthinking. I continuously refer therapy to my friends because of her! I am confident that if I face any obstacles in the future that I now know I have her in my corner to support me which brings me the upmost comfort.

M.A.·Feb 21, 2022


Maida is an amazingly supportive and innovative counselor. They have readily engaged me in pursuing my goals and offered insight that was previously unknown but deeply needed. Their contribution to my journey is priceless and I am grateful for the advice, support, attention, and love they have provided!

B.R.·Oct 12, 2021


Maida is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens, asks the right questions, and is incredibly supportive.

J.A.·Oct 09, 2021


After my first session with Maida I was sure that I made the right decision by seeking an online therapist. Maida listens and offers great advice while also giving assignments to help better myself.

J.O.·Oct 04, 2021


Maida is so sweet and understanding! She really tries to understand your situation to provide the best solutions. Great therapist I strongly recommend.

A.M.·Aug 05, 2021


Maida is incredible. Her intuition and her expertise have helped me deconstruct a lot of harmful habits and she has also helped me heal family trauma. 10/10 recommend.

A.R.·Jul 21, 2021


Maida, My favorite thing about you, is that you know where I'm going before I do. You are kind, and patient, but honest. Thank you for being you, and being such a wonderful guide, teacher, and mentor.

S.I.·Jun 22, 2021


I have found Maida to be very calm and patient. She communicates well and I really get a lot out of working with her.

S.U.·Apr 13, 2021


Kind and thoughtful, Maida has directed deep inward thought processes that have assisted me in growing emotionally.

B.R.·Apr 06, 2021


Maida is wonderful! I feel like I have grown so much since I’ve started sessions with her. I love that she doesn’t tell me how to feel or think, but gives me clarity and perspective so that I come to emotional realisations on my own. I am so grateful for our sessions.

M.E.·Mar 29, 2021


I have only had a handful of sessions with Maida, but I feel like she understands me and that we have made great progress already. I look forward to my sessions with her. It feels good to start freeing myself of some of these mental burdens that I have been carrying. Some I wasn't even aware of until she shed light on them. I am very appreciative of her time and effort to support me.

K.A.·Mar 12, 2021


Maida listened to all my concerns and found the critical problems in my situation. She guided me step by step in the process of knowing myself and my needs. She knew when was the right time to press some painful buttons, in order to let me move forward. My deepest gratitude to her!

I.N.·Jan 28, 2021


Maida does a wonderful job of helping sort through the distracting and non-important topics to get to the heart of the pain. The is thoughtful and kind but willing to point out the negative patterns so you can see yourself clearly.

J.O.·Jan 25, 2021


She is absolutely amazing.

J.E.·Jan 04, 2021


Maida was the first therapist that was actually able to help me. She taught me things about myself that I never even considered before. She's super easy to get along with and incredibly patient and understanding. She helped me through a really tough time in my life and I'm incredibly grateful that I got to work with her.

K.A.·Jan 04, 2021


In the brief time that I have been working with Maida, she has helped me to begin discovering who I am. She is wonderful, and I am very thankful to her.

S.E.·Dec 17, 2020


Maida is an excellent counsellor and I would recommend her to anyone. She is very professional and makes you look at yourself in a good supportive way that doesn’t let you shrink away from difficult areas. Maida is very knowledgeable and I feel privileged to have met her.

M.E.·Dec 01, 2020


Maida, has been really lovely to me so far. I enjoy our sessions.

M.A.·Nov 28, 2020


Maida has helped me understand my feelings and think about my past experience and how they have shaped my behaviour now, it has been a big insight

A.N.·Nov 25, 2020


Maida is amazing, she always responds in a timely manner and meets me with genuine understanding, not only grouding me but making sense of whatever panicked dishevelment I'm feeling. It's so nice to know whenever I'm having doubts and concerns I can just brain dump all this mess and she always replies shortly afterwards. She seems like an absolutely amazing person and is in this career as someone who so genuinely wants to help people, you can't fake that.

V.I.·Nov 24, 2020


I didn’t have therapy before and I honestly feel so lucky to have Dr. Maida as my first therapist, she’s so supportive and understanding. Thank you Maida Thanks you Better Help.

E.M.·Nov 23, 2020


Maida is very professional and is always willing to listen with empathy without judgement.

Q.U.·Nov 21, 2020


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