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Inner Peace

Mission Hills, California

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Inner Peace

Mission Hills, California

(37)

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Nicole R.

22 July 2019

In just a short period of time, due to me moving, Maria changed my life. She creates a comfortable, safe, and encouraging environment. She is extremely helpful and offers great tips to help you get through. It took me forever to open up but she made it easy. I will recommend her to anyone and it will be the best choice you've made for yourself. More...

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Willis Walker

4 May 2019

I found this place through Google and I am so happy I did. The facility is clean and the staff are professional and very friendly.They also offer group and individual counseling. I highly recommend Inner Peace. More...

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Rachel Owens

4 May 2019

I have spent several years looking for a therapist that I truly felt comfortable opening up to. Not only has Maria been approachable, she has shown me true compassion/empathy that I think many therapists lack in their profession. I’ve been working with Maria for over a year now and I feel like a different person than I did 14 months ago. Please note: Maria did not fix me. But she did help me dig deep to the root of my issues. These issues seemed surface level to me a year ago- but after individual sessions and group work, I felt myself understanding where all my anxieties and self limiting beliefs came from. Note Again: Time and patience is important here. In the beginning, I was hoping to see Maria a few times, feel better and move on. And the truth is, I did feel better, but I knew I had years of self destruction, anger and abuse that needed attention- and I knew I couldn’t address all of that in 2-3 sessions. The fact of the matter is, I needed to change my mindset, confront my demons and be at peace in my life. That takes time, care and lots of effort. And Maria is just the person to help me or anyone who has similar goals.This work I’ve done with Maria has helped me truly know myself, my worth and have deeper connections in my life. She saved me. More...

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Rachel O.

1 January 2019

I have spent several years looking for a therapist that I truly felt comfortable opening up to. Not only has Maria been approachable, she has shown me true compassion/empathy that I think many therapists lack in their profession. I've been working with Maria for over a year now and I feel like a different person than I did 14 months ago. Please note: Maria did not fix me. But she did help me dig deep to the root of my issues. These issues seemed surface level to me a year ago- but after individual sessions and group work, I felt myself understanding where all my anxieties and self limiting beliefs came from. Note Again: Time and patience is important here. In the beginning, I was hoping to see Maria a few times, feel better and move on. And the truth is, I did feel better, but I knew I had years of self destruction, anger and abuse that needed attention- and I knew I couldn't address all of that in 2-3 sessions. The fact of the matter is, I needed to change my mindset, confront my demons and be at peace in my life. That takes time, care and lots of effort. And Maria is just the person to help me or anyone who has similar goals.This work I've done with Maria has helped me truly know myself, my worth and have deeper connections in my life. She saved me. More...

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Trista Collins

4 December 2018

I first went to Maria after being referred by a friend. I wasn't sure what to expect, having been to multiple Therapists in the past but never really making a deep connection with one. After my first visit with Maria, I instantly knew she was different from all the other Therapists I had been to. She really has a gift for helping others. She has a holistic approach, healing her patients on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. With Maria, I have always felt heard and understood, never judged in any way. She is so easy to talk to and open up to. Our work together has allowed me to acknowledge my self-limiting beliefs holding me back from living the life I want to live. This work has put me on the path in becoming a much more confident and fulfilled version of myself. In addition to individual sessions, I have also been attending Maria's group therapy sessions and went to one of her retreats. The group sessions and retreat have been absolutely amazing. I have learned so much about myself and plan to continue on this path. More...

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Kristen C.

15 November 2018

I first went to Maria after being referred. I wasn't sure what to expect, having been to multiple Therapists in the past but never really making a deep connection with one. After my first visit with Maria, I instantly knew she was different from all the other Therapists I had been to. She really has a gift for helping others. She has a holistic approach, healing her clients on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. With Maria, I have always felt heard and understood. She is so easy to open up to. Our work together has allowed me to acknowledge my self-limiting beliefs holding me back from living the life I want to live. This work has put me on the path in becoming a much more confident and fulfilled version of myself. In addition to individual sessions, I have also been attending Maria's group therapy sessions and went to one of her retreats. The group sessions and retreat have been absolutely amazing. I have learned so much about myself and plan to continue on this path. More...

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Kylie E.

15 November 2018

Update - Maria has helped me through the toughest times in my life. I'm in a really great place now with the help of Maria's counseling. Now I see Maria from time to time for general life coaching and reiki treatments. She's the best! More...

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Conchis C.

20 October 2018

Hello my name is Marie and I've been going to Maria's counseling service for the last 6 years.I have to say that she has been extremely helpful in our marriage she has given us tools to live a better quality of life knowing each other's needs learning to listen to each other and remember to spend time and making time to go on dates.My husband at first thought she was hard but it's because we didn't want to hear our truth on what we are lacking. After almost being at the verge of Divorce twice we have celebrated our 6 year anniversary being better than ever.Thank you María for your knowledge and your service you have been a blessing in our lives for ever great full . More...

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Carly

4 October 2018

Maria saved my life. She was the first person to understand me completely. When I was lost, confused, and living in immense fear and pain, Maria helped me (and continues to) to work through my thoughts, emotions, and feelings. She is one of the most inspiring individuals who I know... who genuinely and deeply cares for others.I've been to other professionals before who just stared at me with a notebook and pen. There is a huge difference at Inner Peace. Inner Peace is authentic and genuine. Maria doesn't tell me what or how to think, but helps facilitate my own intuition by asking questions I wouldn't have considered on my own. I'm beyond blessed to have worked with such an incredible individual.I highly recommend doing both individual and group work. The two together has progressed my healing process beyond any words I can express. More...

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Jayne E.

1 July 2018

I found Maria on yelp over year ago and this review is long overdue.  I was feeling lost and uncertain and coming out of a really bad relationship.  From the very first phone call I knew that I had found someone that would be able to truly help me move onward and upward in my life.  In the time that we worked together, Maria helped me to see myself in a way that I never have before.  I attended individual and group therapy sessions both of which were remarkably successful in my healing.  I recently moved out of the area but Maria offered to continue to work with me over the phone and for that I am truly grateful. She really helped me get my life back on track. If you are looking for a therapist who always speaks the truth Maria is the one you should work with. More...

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Krystle G.

20 February 2018

** Update - I ended up seeing Maria a few times and ultimately joined one of her 16 week groups. I can't even tell you how much transformation happened to me during those months. The relationships and the tools that I developed in that group changed me and my life forever. It was the best thing I ever did for myself and I can't thank Maria enough for helping me take my life back. Shes full of tough love and amazing amounts of encouragement and support. I never knew how badly I needed someone like her, and what perfect timing at that. Thank you, Maria!!!!!!!!! I figured since I found Maria on Yelp I should review her on Yelp in case it helps others find her :) Her and I hit it off right away because who doesn't love animals and want to change the world? I usually struggle with talking to people I dont know, but having a solid common ground like that made me feel right at home. This was my first time ever seeking professional advice/support as I'm trying to navigate uncharted waters in my relationship and feel more fulfilled with my personal life. I left feeling really empowered, understood and hopeful, even though we had just scratched the surface. I really can't wait to spend more time with her, and hopefully attened a retreat! More...

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Jeff R.

11 December 2017

Because of Maria, I was reminded what life is and started living it using the tools she gave me. She always treats me like an equal and gets me. Before starting work with her I had anxiety & depression. I was sad about the past and worried about the future. Now I can live in the present. I knew I didn't fit in the superficial crowds and Maria taught me how to attract my tribe. I started doing individual work with her and after my first session, I felt more progress than months of work at other places. I joined group sessions and that amplified everything and I couldn't believe the growth. I was connecting with people who were real!Then I went to a weekend retreat and that was the icing on the cake. Truly life changing for the better. I started doing this work to make my life better but it has also had a huge impact on everyone I know. My family, my coworkers, my friends, & my relationships. More...

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E A.

28 July 2017

It brings me great joy to be writing this review, as I am so pleased to have found a great therapist. I found Maria on Yelp and trusted the great experiences many had with her. Maria is a gifted, unique, and compassionate therapist. From the first session with her, nothing got past her. She is blunt, straight forward, and motivating. She called me out on my shit and the people in my life right away, which is what I needed. I felt like she understood my life story within the first hour. She remembers so much as if you're her only client. She truly wants you to live a better quality life and promotes self empowerment & self love. I've shared a lot of what she's taught me with those around me.I am so lucky & grateful to have been connected with her. I have grown immensely since I've met her. Thank you so much Maria I can't claim everyone will have the same experience as I, but if you can honest about your issues, it is worth it to make an appointment ASAP! More...

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Emilia P.

31 May 2017

I never really trusted the idea of going to a therapist until I found myself stuck in a deep rut and started looking for help, with little hope I would find anyone that could really help me spring clean all my unfelt emotions. It was on Yelp that I found Maria's practice and the reviews encouraged me to try her approach, as it struck me as genuine, down to earth and very very real. Reality utterly outperformed expectations. Not only I felt immediately at ease with Maria due to her warm and accepting nature, but I have been able to go through immense progress in all aspects of my life thanks to her direct and no-nonsense approach. She harmoniously combines her deep knowledge of the counseling practice together with her natural intuitive and empathic qualities, making her an incredible support in rough times. Most of all though is that she empowers YOU to become your first and foremost ally. She doesn't try to become indispensable and has actively worked with me to enable me to nurture self love by providing me with the tools to overcome setbacks. The group work was also transformative for me. Initially skeptical about sharing my experiences with strangers, I quickly became a regular of the weekly groups, expanding my awareness of people's emotions and ability to connect at a deeper level with people. It has transformed my life, and I have made strong bonds with some beautiful people there. Last but not least, the retreats Maria organizes are a bootcamp to speed up emotional and spiritual growth. I have learned so much from them, immersed in the beauty of Idyllwild, and always came back invigorated, ready to tackle life challenges. Maria is now more than a therapist. She is a friend, a person to count on, a coach and an inspiration. She touched my life and provided me with the tools to make it a better place to be in :) More...

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Leah L.

2 May 2017

When I first set my sights on a therapist in San Diego a few years ago I tried out about 3 and didn't like any of them.  I quickly became discouraged after spending so much money and having nothing to show.  I decided to sweep what I was dealing with under the rug .Fast Forward a few years and here I am , going through a break up. Unsure of what I was feeling, totally blocked from my emotions.  Maria happened upon me and has honestly changed my life. Her approach is completely authentic.  She gets straight to the point, and she is extremely intuitive.  You may try to hide, but she will call you out.  What I love most about her and her approach is she doesn't want to waste your time and her time if you aren't interested in improving your life.  If you are willing to put the work in she is the best therapist around.  Her home office is wonderful, comfortable and inviting.  I am currently on my third group in group therapy ( this is my favorite) and I have been on two of her wonderful retreats to Idyllwild.  I have learned so much about myself, about others, about emotions, goals, achievements.  She is much more than a therapist to just unload your problems on . She has become a friend, confidant, life coach and someone that truly understands me.  If you are struggling with anything, stuck in a rut, or just want to talk to someone don't hesitate, she is amazing. More...

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Julie C.

16 January 2017

Maria is an incredible person and really and truly cares about helping people.  She made me feel very comfortable in her therapy sessions and shared some great insights that helped me get to a better place!

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Sarah S.

16 November 2016

Maria is truly a therapist like no other, she is down to earth and direct.  She won't tell you what you want to hear and will always tell you what you need to hear which is vital to healing and growing. I highly recommend both her one-on-one and group therapy.  Her group therapy sessions have helped me accelerate my process because it puts the skills I am learning into real life situations.  One of the most difficult things for me is learning to trust other people, and group therapy has helped IMMENSELY in that department. If you want a therapist who truly cares about you as a person and is willing to work as hard as you are, then Maria is the therapist for you. More...

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Crystal C.

5 October 2016

Maria is amazing. A few months ago I called 7 therapists determined to get some help and start a healing process that was long overdue. I'm so glad she was the first person to call me back. I had been to therapists before (3 to be exact) and most of my experiences were down right terrible. Inner Peace is the exact opposite. I've only been to a few sessions but I'm feeling really blessed, happy, and more vulnerable than I've been in many years. I know it has a huge part to do with our talks. I look forward to our sessions and and love the company of her animals. Thanks Maria for being so great at what you do. More...

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Kim D.

8 July 2016

You know that ghostbusters theme song? "Who you gonna call ...." Well when sh*t hits the fan, Maria is who I want to talk to.  So to avoid sh*t hitting the fan, i like to talk to her on a fairly regular basis.  She is understanding, she is real, she cares and she has incredible insight.  There have been plenty of "ah-ha!" moments with her.  I'm a fan of her as a person and respect her as my therapist. More...

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Carly G.

10 December 2015

I will admit I was a bit skeptical about the group therapy Maria was recommending for me (though I was definitely getting a lot of her one-on-one sessions), however, I feel like the group sessions really opened me up and made me more comfortable and honest with myself than I've ever been before.  I have made tremendous progress is a few areas and feel much more optimistic about things; though I acknowledge this process will take more time and work. I really bonded with the group of people from our group sessions and have a better understanding of what healthy relationships/friendships are. Maria has great energy and patience, she really hears you and helps you gain greater insight. I have found the hypno-therapy session to be very relaxing as well. More...

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Leah S.

8 July 2015

I started seeing Maria at the beginning of the year. I was looking to make changes in my life for the better and thanks to Maria, I barely even recognize the person I was back in December. She is extremely caring and truly wants the best for me. I feel her positive energy every time I see her and it really does rub off on me. I still have work to do on myself, but she always reminds me that this process is journey and progress takes time. In her own loving way she has encouraged me and guided me in finding my voice and rediscovering the love I have for my own being. Maria's approach to therapy is inviting and I truly believe that if weren't for her efforts and patience I would not be experiencing the shift in my life in such a powerful way. More...

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Joseph S.

11 March 2015

Maria has a great gift to deeply invest in my well being. Not only is she a great mentor and therapist, but she has also become a great friend. Both her individual therapy and group therapy has helped me immensely. More...

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Dan G.

14 October 2014

I've been seeing Maria for 6 months now and I've made tremendous progress with combating the "quarter life crisis" I've been plagued with.  She has an abundance of comprehensive experience that helps her design personalized exercises. In my situation, it's mainly been about greater self-awareness.  She never fails as a source of positivity and connection.  Her value is perpetual. More...

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Irene W.

8 October 2014

For whatever reason my back had been given me a lot of trouble. Not sure, exactly what the problem was but it probably doesn't help that I was involved in car crash with a friend of mine. Maria really knew here stuff she helped me get up to speed on the process and how she would be helping me. She calmly, and collectively explained every step. It really made me feel confident in her skills, it also assured me that I made the right decision coming here.She took away my pain with here work. Although I'll probably need to be back it was much better then the alternative surgery option. Maria I want to personally let you know that I appreciate all you do for your clients. You're dedication, and love for the business is evident by the way you conduct yourself. More...

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Chris P.

10 September 2014

Maria has been tremendously helpful.  My girlfriend brought me to her because we were having difficulties and I have to admit that I was skeptical before having never been to a therapist.  In a very short time Maria made us both feel comfortable and at home.  She introduced us to new techniques of listening and communication that have made a WORLD of difference in our relationship and brought peace to our home.  I now go individually to see Maria to work on baggage that I am carrying from my past.Maria is very professional and very caring.  She is great with giving you the tools to fix what you came to see her about.  As a personal trainer I realize that there are 168 hours in the week and of that I see her for 1. With the 1hr that I get with Maria, she definitely provides me with the tools to fix and grow over the remaining 167 hrs.  Go see her.  You will find that she can only help you make yourself better. More...

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Debbe C.

9 June 2014

Maria was so helpful. I have tried so many different types of treatment, prescription drugs, and therapies. I was skeptical of what I thought might be a fluffy new age type hooey therapy but was desperate. My desperation ended up being my salvation because Maria's holistic, mind-body-spirit approach was just what I needed to make changes in my life. I am so grateful to have found this. I recommend Maria wholeheartedly to anyone who is stuck in their lives & wants to make a change they haven't been able to make. So glad I found my inner peace!!! More...

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Michael B.

7 June 2014

Maria is the best! I work in construction and have a lot of back issues. She has gotten my life back! Thank you

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Art D.

16 May 2014

My wife and I have been seeing Maria for several years.  Her office is very professional and comfortable.Her therapy has been wonderful and we both live a better life because of herMaria is the best!

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Marsha B.

15 May 2014

I have been seeing Maria for 8 months.  In addition to individual therapy, I participated in a 12 week group therapy.  My life was in crisis, and I was ready for some change.  Maria has walked me through many of my issues and I am pleased with my progress.  This isn't my first round of therapy.  I have seen therapists in their home, and I have seen therapists in their offices.  For me, I prefer the much more personalized methods that Maria provides.  We recently started doing some body work, and I find myself leaving feeling several inches taller.  Of all the therapists I have spent time with, I am satisfied that Maria is a good fit for me.  You can only find out if she is a good fit if you make an appointment and find out. More...

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Natalie M.

16 September 2013

I highly recommend Maria!!  She is a warm and caring individual. She has guided me through some challenging relationship issues and has given me the tools to live a fuller life with less anxiety and stress. Maria has truly me achieve inner peace. More...

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Debbie H.

11 September 2013

Maria of Inner Peace is a kind, compassionate and loving soul who has been nothing but helpful since the day I started working with her many months ago. I initially began seeing Maria when I came in on an Amazon Local voucher for hypnotherapy, little did I know she was such a seasoned professional. Feeling very uncertain about trying hypnotherapy at first, I instantly changed my tune because her home office and actually the whole environment was so comfortable and welcoming. Since that day I have seen Maria for other things and will continue to see her because my life has changed so dramatically. Inner Peace is what I have been looking for and through Maria that is exactly what I found. More...

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Taylor M.

11 September 2013

Inner Peace is a very unassuming, friendly, and peaceful atmosphere.  Maria is kind, genuine, and caring.  She uses great skill and technique with therapy, hypnosis, and massage.  I would recommend her to anyone who needs therapy or just a massage. More...

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Carolyn G.

9 September 2013

I have gone to Maria for massage for years in several locations.  I follow her wherever she goes, she is that good!  She is currently working out of her home, which may not be for all people, but you are missing out if you let that stop you.  I have had the privilege of getting massage in multiple spas, in different countries, etc. and she is by far the BEST.  I personally like deep tissue and there is no other better than her.  She is brilliant at relaxation techniques as well. More...

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Frank P.

9 September 2013

I have been going to see Maria for about 6 months now and hands down, she has been the best counselor I have ever had. I had seen a few therapists throughout the years and eventually went on to get my masters in counseling from the University of San Diego in 2010 so I could provide therapy to others. Earlier this year I saw her ad on Amazon and decided to check her out because I believe healing is a lifelong process that takes dedication and work. Self-care for counselors is key in being able to provide effective therapy. I am so glad I went to check Maria out!She and her practice are compassionate, culturally competent,  ethical and loving. She is supportive, appropriately challenges, and uses a number of techniques to help individuals learn to heal from their past traumas and change negative and maladaptive thoughts and behavioral patterns. Above all I really do believe she cares about the lives of the people she works with. She is certified as a holistic health practitioner and a hypnotherapist and is very professional in her approach to therapy.Her home office is comforting and relaxing and I think it's really beautiful that she opens up her own private space to work with others. Maria's prices are totally fair and affordable. She has been flexible with me and my schedule to ensure that it works for me. I really appreciate all that she has done for me and what I have been able to work on with her so far. I have recommended Maria to a number of friends in the past few months and would not hesitate to recommend her in the future. Her practice is truly something special! More...

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Jill K.

9 September 2013

What a wonderful experience!  The environment is warm, relaxing and very soothing.  Maria is knowledgable and very professional and I would recommend Inner Peace to everyone.I plan to go back quite frequently as I am at peace and very relaxed after each session.  After a stressful work day, I look forward to going to my appointments with Maria.  When I leave, I feel rejuvenated. More...

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Erin O.

9 September 2013

Meeting Maria has changed my life in more ways than I can even begin to describe on this site.  If you are ready for a change in your life, no matter what the reasons could be Maria will be perfect for you.  I have been seeing Maria for a few months and have never once thought anything negative about the experience. Her office is in her home and she is an animal lover (as am I) I think having the animals around make the experience that much better because they are intuitive to feelings and emotion.  They make me smile when I'm having a bad day and her taking care of so many animals just adds to the fact that she is a kind, and warm soul who wants to help you.  My life is forever changed thanks to Maria! Please take my advice and go see her! You won't be disappointed! More...

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Christopher G.

6 September 2013

Maria, of Inner Peace, helped me so much!  She was very professional and easy to talk to.  Her office is centrally located with a home office that is cozy and relaxing.  I highly recommend her.  The cost for her services is very reasonable for the amazing services she offers.  Thanks Maria! More...

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