The Therapist

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At New Pathways Counseling and Coaching you are the focus and the primary team member in bringing about the change you want to see. Through the work that takes place in therapy or coaching you will see yourself going from surviving to thriving. At New Pathways Counseling and Coaching you will explore ways of developing your insight to help you to discover what is keeping you from having the life you want. You will become more confident in your own abilities to get to where you want to be. With the support of your therapist or coach you will be able to reveal a stronger and more self-assured YOU.


Therapist Services:



At New Pathways Counseling and Coaching we focus on providing high quality, effective, compassionate and evidence based mental health treatment. We follow a Strengths-based approach when working with each client. This promotes a therapeutic relationship where clients are seen as knowledgeable partners in resolving the challenging situations they are facing. Through this relationship the therapist and the client develop a plan to bring about desired changes and to maintain successful outcomes. Some of the benefits clients may experience include feeling healthier, stronger, self-confident and becoming a more self-reliant person on a path leading to their own definition of success.


Coaching offers clients a unique opportunity to reach what they aspire to in business, career and personal life. Coaching will support each client as they strive to reach the life they imagine. Through coaching, individuals are able to refine goals and objectives to stay on the path to achieving their goals.

At New Pathways Counseling and Coaching, individual coaching is offered to assist clients in polishing ideas that lead to the goals they want to reach. Through coaching, a person will work on learning about the steps to become productive, effective and confident in business, career and life.

During the coaching sessions clients work on developing goals, learning to manage time more effectively, exploring marketing and advertising needs, exploring the effects of personality and people dynamics at work and home, motivating self and employees along with creating an action plan to reach target goals. All of these issues are explored during the coach-client relationship with the purpose of having clients thrive.


About myself

maria rodriguez therapistI am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Professional Coach. I am a bilingual mental health therapist and business and life coach working with English and Spanish speaking individuals. I received a Master in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with people of different backgrounds and with innumerable life experiences. This has allowed me to embrace diversity and feel grateful for the privilege of working with the many wonderful people I have encountered through my work and personal life.

It has been my personal belief in the inherent value and uniqueness of each person together with my values of respect, service, integrity and compassion that have lead me to work with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in a multitude of settings and providing multiple services. While being broadly trained in the area of mental health therapy and treatment, I have particular expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma treatment for children, adolescents and adults. I have received specific training in the following mental health treatment modalities: solution focused therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; hypnotherapy; family systems therapy. I have also received training in providing clinical supervision and training to student interns. In addition, I have been coaching individuals for years as they work to reach their work and life goals.

About my business

I want to see my business grow into a high quality, effective place of mental health treatment and coaching services for individuals in the community seeking support while showing compassion, integrity, and caring for all those being served.


Business Mission Statement

At New Pathways clients receive individualized and quality services that enables them to regain hope and create forward movement into a fulfilling and gratifying life. Clients are able to experience personal growth in a supportive and caring environment. New Pathways is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral healthcare services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families while delivering the highest quality treatment. The same commitment and intent is extended to coaching services which are provided to individuals, couples and families and businesses.

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