Maria attended the University of Minnesota for her Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has a background in geriatrics-long term care settings and in the acute care practice at Mayo Clinic and further training and practice with Mayo’s outpatient chronic pain program. Her passion is health and wellness, emotional health, and cognitive training as she treats clients with a holistic approach to help them regain or reach full functioning in mind and body. She’s attended further training in the areas of relaxation/guided imagery and cognitive training to help a person develop wellness and maintain sharpness from a mental standpoint to help them achieve their full potential. She is a certified anxiety management specialist and a certified HeartMath biofeedback therapist.
Maria also leads our OT team in clinical endeavors at EA to expand our services and promote community-based OT for adults and kids alike and provide fun new ways to offer our services.
At home, Maria stays busy with her husband, toddler son, and their two dogs who love to play a good game of ball and Frisbee. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with family, listening to a good podcast, enjoying a yoga class in town, and exploring alternative holistic methods of wellness.