MAYA MOON COUNSELING - Therapeutic Approaches


A therapist with responsibility will let you know the psychological approach for intervention before working with you.

Maya Moon Counseling practice believes in continuing education. 
Mastering techniques that enhance the ability to support the client in a safe setting is essential, Maya Moon is a holistic approach based in Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Based treatment, and Energy work.   

As a mental health practice, Maya Moon is a specialized practice that brings the body to therapy. Once you are aware of this aspect in our specialty in the mental health treatment; please make sure to research if this approach is a good fit for you, it will prevent you from being stuck in therapy for years. 

 Here are some specifications for training that will help you to understand the complete mindfulness and holistic approach at Maya Moon Counseling.  

Description on Somatic training, and Yoga Based Psychotherapy as a Continue Education facilitating specialty:

Amy Weintraub, Life Force Yoga for depression training,
 Misericordia University Conference in Body-Mind Yoga Based Psychotherapy, June 2017

As a result of my holistic and humanistic approach to therapy, I work with movement, breathing and awareness of what is happening at the moment for you.  Attending training with Amy Weintraub, was a way to learn about Life Force Yoga for Depression. Today, my clients are delighted by the different techniques including sound healing, chakra system and mudras.

While you are observing your body, my unconditional positive regard becomes part of the "Humanistic Psychological Approach"; your "I AM" will become a "WHOLENESS" to find self-discovery that unfold your deepest truth.
 During Fall 2017, I attended the first sharing with amazing supporters of the body-mind in a New Year Conference on Attachment.
The Somatic approach is today the  leading discipline healing many mental health conditions, and my practice is adding Eastern philosophy to increase a better treatment on the side.

Dr. Ananada Balayogui, training at Kripalu, mind construction and ways to balance your breathing, May 2016, slide provided in his training.

The human being is for me a beautiful creature affected by our stressful social environment, this environment decreases the self-awareness of what is happening in the present. The inability to sustain balance or focus causes us to feel emotional and physical pain. Using meditation to create balance between your body and mind builds a bridge to mindfulness. This specific learning was at Kripalu in 2016. At Kripalu training I received the teachings of Bessel Van der Kolk with Dr. Ananda Balayogui, leaders in body-mind connection in the United States and around the world.  
Yoga Therapy applied in Medical Settings Level 4, and in Mental Health settings, Level 5, April and May, 2016.

Attending training in Kripalu has supported my holistic and mindfulness intervention approach greatly, and with yoga therapy, I learned to distinguish blockages that our body uses as an explanation of emotional pain also related to somatic reaction.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy 500 CE hours training 2016-2017.

In 2017, I completed my training with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners. Because of completion of my training  in Yoga Therapy, I am able to be recognized by the United States Somatic Psychotherapy Association as a body-mind practitioner.
 As a clinician I was proud to complete 500 hours of an exhaustive training that was based in video recording, reading, intern days in Vermont, a lot of essays, plus adding strict constant supervision in the body-mind work.
The American Meditation Institute is another organization that has helped me to enrich my alternative medicine knowledge with training in Yoga Science. 
My different trainings are used to increase mindfulness intervention sustained by our "Pranayama" (Life Force Energy).
 After attending Leonard Pearlmutter training, I learned the power of kindness in the health care field, having a space for self-compassion approach totally integrated in all my sessions. 
 Leonard continues in my life, I tried to see him a several times per year. Leonard became my mentor and teacher in my spiritual journey for increasing mindfulness and I am grateful for his existence.

2018-2019, I started my certification with Somatic Experiencing, currently I am in my intermedium level and working in exhaustive consultations. Every aspect of my training are supporting better my work with clients affected by trauma.

Fall 2017 was significant to learn with experts in the Polyvagal system, Neuroception and Attachment, some presenters Steven Porges, Diana Fosha, Pat Ogden, Vitorio Gallese, Rachel Yehuda, etc.

In 2011, I received training in Positive Energy Psychology with certification in TAB, tapping technique to work with phobias, anxiety and trauma. 

Additional Energy studies include Reiki training and Energy Medicine training in 2018-2019. Energy approach helps to renew the electromagnetic field. Many clients are reporting a wonderful calming sensation, they also manifested having more energy to confront their fears.

Divine "Presence" and  the power of  "NOW " is the main component in our sessions.

 - American Psychological Association (
 -  National Board of Certified Counselors (
- American Play Therapy Association
- Yoga Alliance Association.
- Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy