Maria Afordakos, MEd, LPC

Staff Therapist

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and a NJ Certified School Counselor. Maria has a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Virginia Tech. For the last eleven years, Maria has been an addiction and mental health therapist providing a continuum of outpatient mental health and addiction services for adolescents and adults in Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) in the NJ, NYC, and in the DC area. Maria provided individual, family, and group therapy, which included weekly multi-family groups. In addition, Maria completed intake assessments, provided case management, collaborated within a treatment team, and coordinated case services with referring agencies, outpatient providers, and school personnel.

In 2017, Maria was featured in the New York Daily News, CBS News, and was published in the Behavioral Health News (Fall 2017) regarding the treatment she provided for adolescents in dealing with addiction and mental health disorders in Manhattan.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-city-opioid-crisis-seeps-public-schools-article-1.3347794

Maria utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused treatment methods to support and empower her clients and families.

At her core, Maria believes that as human beings we are resilient and have the ability to change our mindset and our lives for the better, no matter what the circumstances, we all just need to take the first step and take chance on asking for support.  

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