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Maria Sorensen

MA, LAADC, SAP 

Holistic & Integrative Psychotherapist

I’m an integrative psychotherapist and the co-founder of Healing Arts, LLC. a community private practice, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. I have a Masters degree in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University where I learned to integrate a body, mind, spirit approach to counseling. I’ve been licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor since 1995. I’m also qualified by the Department of Transportation to provide DOT/SAP Evaluations. I developed my clinical skills working as a therapist in the substance abuse and mental health field for 20 years prior to private practice. 

 

I’m a trauma specialist committed to helping clients learn how to connect with self/Self and others, to be more present in  life and to transform their trauma. The main type of therapy I use is Internal Family Systems (IFS): getting to know your own system, accessing Self-Energy, building relationship with burdened parts and embracing the healing process. I’m also trained in EMDR which is an evidence-based approach to treating trauma and PTSD.  As a trauma therapist, I believe in an integrative, somatic and non-pathologizing approach to help clients reach their goals.

 

I’m passionate about my work. I believe healing needs to include action taken outside of the therapeutic process. I provide an individualized Self-Care Plan to help clients create resources and develop community. I believe we stay sick in isolation and we heal in community. I love facilitating IFS & Expressive Arts workshops, group therapy, and retreats. There is so much magic that takes place in the group process. I also provide harm reduction strategies and integration.

 

I live with my life partner and three dogs in North Kingstown. We enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, working-out and being in nature.

 

If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with me, please send an appointment request.

I offer Telehealth and in-person counselling sessions in North Kingstown, RI

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