Maira BirruetaMS, Graduate Intern

Education

  • BS, Psychology, Washington State University
  • BA, Foreign Languages and Cultures (Spanish), Washington State University
  • MS, Counseling, Family and Human Services, University of Oregon
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon, (Expected 2022)

Specialties

  • Identity Development
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting

About Maira

I view therapy as a safe space in which clients may present themselves authentically and without judgment. The therapeutic process is a collaborative relationship between my client and I where my client is the expert of their life. I view my client’s presenting concerns through a multicultural and feminist theory lens. It is paramount that I take my client’s context into consideration when understanding my client’s concerns and challenging them without judgment. I enjoy working with individuals across the life-span and have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I provide services that include elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I tailor each client’s treatment to their individual needs. Typical areas of focus have included identity development, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. My work history includes providing individual, group, and family counseling services as well as psychological testing.