Maya Neal, MS, LMFT
Therapists typically ask their clients lots of questions. That's all well and good, but it's important for clients to know a little bit about their therapist too. Choosing a couple therapist is an important decision! It's my hope that this page will give you a good sense of who I am, before we even start.
My interest in therapy began in childhood, at age 13 to be exact. While the other kids were reading junior detective novels, I was reading "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne Dyer. My mother had read the book and suggested I read it too. That began my lifelong passion for psychology.
That said, my road to becoming a therapist was a long and winding one. My first career was in nursing. I worked in the infant nursery at two local hospitals, then eventually opened my own infant-toddler home daycare. All the while, I was also working on my degree in Psychology, finally earning a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy.
A dedication to wellness is the common thread throughout my professional life, past and present. Helping others to experience a greater sense of well-being is my life's work.
Achieving a sense of well-being as a couple is like putting together a puzzle. The better the pieces fit together, the better you will feel about your relationship. And the better you feel about that, the better you'll feel about your life! Allow me to help you put the pieces together.
I've resided in Las Vegas for over 30 years. I have over 25 years of experience in the field of human services. I have been a fully licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice since 2013. I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust by providing you with a positive and effective therapy experience that's based on your own unique values and needs.
Licensure: State of Nevada, Marriage and Family Therapist
Master's of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, UNLV
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, UNLV
(PSI CHI National HonorSociety in Psychology)
Associate of Arts, Nursing, UNLV
Locus of Control in Couples Therapy (2014)
published in Family Journal
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The Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22, 3,236-241.
Behind the Mask: the Value of Relationships (1986).
Pen Points: an Anthology of Student Writing, 39-43. Kendall Hunt.