Dr. María D. Vázquez is a bilingual/bicultural pre-licensed therapist (she/her/ella) and practices under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. She received her BA from Boston College and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. María has over six years of clinical experience providing individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and psychosocial services, with a particular focus on minoritized and traditionally underserved communities. She specializes in the treatment of trauma (interpersonal, racial, and community), and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, juvenile justice, university counseling, and hospitals. María’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed and primarily relational psychodynamic, although she incorporates dialectical-behavioral therapy and other approaches to treatment as appropriate.
Her research while in graduate school focused on qualitative and mixed methods community-based research with marginalized communities (i.e., immigrants and migrant workers, system-impacted and formerly incarcerated individuals, first-generation college students, and racial/ethnic minoritized folks). María has lived in Miami, Boston, California, and Houston, and is happy to call New Orleans home today. She enjoys live music, amateur restaurant critiquing, sunsets, art, and finding the perfect meme/ gif for every situation.