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Maria "Maru" Cordero Robinson, LPC
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders

I am so glad that you are here. Life will inevitably present us with challenges, but when we look back, we realize that those challenges were the catalysts we needed to evolve and be transformed into a richer, more balanced version of ourselves. Often, these catalysts come disguised as illness, loss, or trauma, and can manifest as anxiety, depression and stress. It can be difficult to keep it all together amidst these challenges, and often we want to be listened to, we want to be heard, and we seek someone to help us decipher the messages life is throwing our way. The whole process can be symbolized as crossing a crude bridge, one made out of rope which crosses a very tumultuous and dangerous river. In those times, it feels so good to have a firm hand guiding us—the hand of a kind, non-judgmental and well-informed person who can be a witness to our experience and guide us to the other side. It takes bravery to cross that bridge. I applaud your strength and readiness to change your reality.

One day you will probably be grateful for these difficulties, but today you may be struggling with relationship issues at home or work, or you may be experiencing fear and confusion over an important decision you need to make. You may have an ambitious goal and no idea how to get from A to B, or you may need a hand with reducing your levels of stress and anxiety. Using different tools and techniques, I will help you redirect your focus and energy so you can find the solutions that will restore that balance for which you yearn. We will journey together, cross that bridge safely, and then celebrate once we get to the other side.

A little bit about me: I am originally from Venezuela and am bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural. I am an avid traveler, love dancing and enjoy taking long walks. I had a successful career in high tech sales, but my first love has always been psychology and counseling. When my job was terminated, I felt that my world had collapsed; however, after a few months, I realized that it had been the greatest gift anyone could have given me. I had the opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming a therapist. I use a variety of evidence-based modalities, such as ACT and CBT, and bring elements of both sides of the therapeutic spectrum from neurobiology to mindfulness, which make my approach very integrative.

I would love to listen to your story and help you put together the pieces that will ultimately help you get back on track and move in a direction that you desire to follow, in the direction of joy, wholeness and contentment for which we, consciously or unconsciously, are always searching. To schedule an appointment, just click here or call 512/201-4501 ext. 247. I look forward to working with you.

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Starts at $175/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

Mindfulness and Person-Centered


Autism Spectrum Disorders


Individual Counseling


South Banister

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying


Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in domestic violence
Experienced in eating issues
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with military culture
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Gottman Marital Counseling
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

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512-201-4501 ext 247

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