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Maurissa Szilagi LCSW

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Is that it doesn’t have to be a punishment or something you are forced to do. It can be of great benefit and healing power to many of us. I also use a validating and strengths-based approach often which provides each client a way to feel just a little bit better before they came to session.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

What I have been through in my personal life, directly influences the way I choose to practice and how I am able to be genuine to each one of my clients. Additionally, with my lived experiences I can often connect and understand what a client has been through without them needing to talk in very specific details, being validated and truly understood in this work is very conducive to the healing process.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

Yes, the theme I see a lot is that parents do not notice that the way they were responded to as a child directly relates to the way the get triggered or respond to their own child. Parenting magnifies are own experiences and may bring up things we aren’t realizing at the time.


Adoption & foster care

Attachment issues

Family issues

Step-family/Blended Family Issues


General Expertise



Relationship Issues


Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety


Adolescent mental health


First Session$200
Family Therapy$175
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Attachment-Based Therapy


Training / Certifications

EMDR Certification


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 102000


MSW, Master's of Social Work, University of Southern California (USC)Ed.M., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Work History

For the last ten years I have specialized in working with families that have had disconnected attachment histories. Additional, families in the midst of divorce, issues around difference in parenting style and expectations, and of most abundant the foster care and adoption population.

Frequently Asked Questions About Maurissa Szilagi, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Maurissa Szilagi, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Maurissa Szilagi accepting new clients?

Yes, Maurissa Szilagi is accepting new clients.

Does Maurissa Szilagi accept insurance?

No, Maurissa Szilagi does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Maurissa Szilagi offer?

Maurissa Szilagi offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Maurissa Szilagi offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Maurissa Szilagi for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Maurissa Szilagi offer online therapy?

Yes, Maurissa Szilagi offers online therapy to people in California.

How quickly can I see Maurissa Szilagi?

Maurissa Szilagi typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Maurissa Szilagi speak?

Maurissa Szilagi conducts therapy sessions in English, Hebrew, Spanish and French.

Can I book an appointment with Maurissa Szilagi online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Maurissa Szilagi online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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