Maria Gray


About Me

My approach combines a bottom-up approach (somatic therapy) with top-down (talk) therapy. We’ll work together to help you restore your sense of connection to your brain and body, so you can feel more like yourself. I specialize in addictions and trauma, and I have a passion for working with individuals who are recovering from addiction and those who grew up around addictive and/or mentally ill family members. I also specialize in grief and loss; it’s a process we all go through, yet our society avoids talking about it. Since trauma affects us psychologically and physically, it's necessary to treat both the mind and the body. I'm trained (certified) in brain/body therapies including: EMDR, Brainspotting, and NARM. These modalities are highly effective in reducing symptoms like anxiety, panic and depression. Using a relational approach, and Somatic Psychotherapy, we take time to explore what's happening with you internally (in your nervous system) so you can learn how to stay calm and "regulated" when you feel triggered. I'm licensed in California and Texas. I see clients both in-person and virtually in California, and virtually only in Texas.

Education & Experience

MA Clinical Psychology, Antioch University MEd Counseling Psychology, Boston University BA Psychology The University of Vermont Certified Brainspotting Practitioner & Approved Brainspotting Consultant Brainspotting Trainer Certified Group Psychotherapist Certified NARM (The Neuro Affective Relational Model) Practioner Certified NARM Practioner (The Neuro Affective Relational Model) trauma treatment modality

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Former Board Member of the Group Psychological Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) (4 years) Former Co-Chair of the West LA Women's Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT) LA CAMFT Newsletter Column for 4 years

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance

I provide my clients with a Superbill