As a proud Latinx woman, I understand the deep seeded stigma that comes with seeking & engaging in mental wellness services in our community.
Learn About Me & How I Can Help
Maria Rubio-Moore, LCSW
Hola and Welcome! My name is Maria Rubio-Moore and I’m a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I commend you for taking steps to care for your mental health. As a proud Latinx woman, I understand the deep seeded stigma that comes with seeking and engaging in mental wellness services in our community. It is a stigma that I want to help dispel and bring more positive awareness to Latinx folks.
My approach is warm, supportive, interpersonal, and person-centered. I use a hybrid of therapeutic models to help clients in their personal healing and growth journey. I will help you explore the concerns that bring you to therapy to improve your mental well-being, meet your personal goals, enhance your quality of life, and create hope for the future. Additionally, I will be mindful of the cultural factors at play that might have an impact on how you move about in the world.
I believe that you know yourself best and that you are doing the best with what you have. However, as humans, we all need support and therapy can be the space in which you become a better version of yourself. I want to help create psychological safety so I can help you in this journey. Sessions with me can include exploring your own strengths, asking thought-provoking (and sometimes uncomfortable) questions, searching past and current experiences for meaning, and understanding connections between your thoughts, feelings, and actions all in the name of growth, change, and healing.
Seeing you enjoy a life filled with positive energy and an optimistic outlook is what pushes me to help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I am a first-generation child of immigrants from El Salvador and had a bi-cultural upbringing (mostly) in north central Indiana. My parents were migrant workers; therefore, the first 5 years of my life were spent in different states, wherever my parents could find work. I’m the oldest of 4 siblings and a first-generation high school and college graduate.
I attended beautiful Indiana University and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from IU. In my career, I’ve worked in the child welfare field, community mental health, private practice, with women and children coming out of homelessness, substance use disorders, and hospice and palliative care. I have also done work as a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist in my last role. I do my best to work from trauma-informed care and DEI lens.
My family and I are huge fans of traveling! Some of my favorite memories include road trips and exploring new places with my family. I have my own multicultural family that provides for my spouse and our two young boys (under age 4!). I’m an advocate and active participant in ongoing personal growth. You’ll often find me listening to podcasts or taking a course on a new topic. Finally, I stay connected with my own therapist as part of my own self-care.
My work includes helping folks with anxiety, depression, trauma history, attachment challenges, family and relationship concerns, grief and loss, medical and personal health challenges, acculturation concerns, workplace stress, general life stressors, and life transitions and changes. I have experience working with (but not limited to) folks from the LGBTQ+ communities; veterans; rural, urban, and suburban communities; immigrant and refugee communities.