Maria D’Auria

, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver and Lower Mainland
In Person, Online
Accepting New Clients

Maria is a Registered Clinical Counsellor located in Vancouver, BC, where she offers in-person, phone and video counselling to individuals, couples and families. Trained in Europe, US and Canada, she has worked with youth, adults, and seniors, specializing in complex trauma, grief and loss, stress management, personality disorders and life transitions in Europe, Asia and Canada. Her work includes working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship problems.

Passionate about her work, Maria  engages in authentic, compassionate dialogues with her clients, co-creating a space of non-judgment and safety. Her unwavering support allows clients to work through pain and heal from trauma. Besides evidence-based frameworks like Cognitive-Based Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Existential Therapy, her creative approach also employs a variety of mind-body techniques, and includes art, science, literature and Wilderness Therapy into her work with individuals, couples, families and communities.

Maria firmly believes in the organismic wisdom of another, and the power of presence and unconditional positive regard to harness individual and communal healing and change. Since the start of her private practice in 2013, she has organized multiple workshops, support groups and programs like “Healing Dialogues with Life” and “Physics of the Mind: The Science of Well-being”. She has also worked with immigrant, LGBTQ2, and Vancouver’s Downtown East Side communities.

In her free time, Maria enjoys being in nature, walking her dog, and spending time with the people she loves.

Client Focus: Youth (12 – 19 years) Couples Adults Families
Areas of Practice: Anger Management Aging ADHD Body Image Careers and Workplace Issues Depression Eating Disorders Gottman Couples Method Grief and Loss Health Problems or Disabilities Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Sleep problems Substance Use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Mood Disorders Parenting Personality Disorders Self Esteem Trauma Mindfulness
Types of Therapy: Existential Therapy Attachment Therapy Narrative Therapy Gottman Method Couples Therapy Attachment Theory Play therapy Solution-focused Therapy Art Therapy Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Solution Focused Therapy Open Dialogue Techniques and Nature Therapy


  • Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Registrations and Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor #11187