“Maria is a terrific writer with the ability to communicate from the heart about the challenges she has faced in her life. As a motivational speaker she connects with her audience with sensitivity, empathy, and a thoughtful sense of humor. Maria is an experienced advocate on the topics of mental health and wellness who inspires others with her authentic style and passion for change.”

Marion Cavallaro, Ph.D., LPC, an Associate Professor Emeritus in Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey