Maria B. Wiggins, LCSW-S, ADS

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, and stress. I empower my clients to surpass surviving and achieve thriving in their environment. I accomplish this by tailoring your treatment plan to the unique individual that you are. It will be based on your individual strengths and your treatment goals. I take the time to understand your concerns in your words and from your perspective. This will have a powerful impact on how we will define the problem and solve it together. I provide a warm, authentic and non-judgmental space in which you feel comfortable and safe. I employ evidence-based treatment, along with holistic therapies to empower growth and achieve whole-person healing. I believe you are capable of growth and will find healing. I am here to support you in that process.

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received my Masters of Social Work from New York University. I have over 11 years of practice experience. My career began working in the Bronx, NY serving women in high risk situations throughout their pregnancies. I later moved to Texas and worked for the Department of the Army for 7 years treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI). After working for the Army, I transitioned into my private practice, Brave Heart Counseling, PLLC. My areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, and stress management. I draw from an eclectic pool of frameworks. I am passionate about tailoring a unique and individualized treatment plan for each of my clients. I believe in a holistic approach and integrates auricular acupuncture (if requested) into anyone's care to enhance a mind-body connection. While I am trained in several evidenced based modalities, I use EMDR the most often. I specialize in using EMDR with clients who have complex trauma, attachment wounds, sexual assault/rape, and deployment trauma. This can typically show up as people pleasing, PTSD symptoms, perfectionism, difficulty with boundaries and relationships, low self-worth, and feeling overly responsible for things. I have used EMDR extensively with these populations.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Brain Injury
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth

Scott & White Health Plan