Maria Toro
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Maria Toro, MFT-LP

Mental Health Clinician

Languages spoken

Spanish

Education and training

Master of Science in Education, Marriage and Family Therapy - University of Miami
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Wellesley College

Professional interests

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Gottman Method

A little about me

I joined the Center for Counseling of Harlem in June 2020. I relocated to New York from Miami, Florida where I completed my clinical training at Baptist Health South Florida. I previously worked as a program assessor for Familias Unidas, an evidence-based risk prevention intervention for families and adolescents. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a pediatric behavioral research associate at the Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Why I love my job

I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families rediscover existing strengths, improve relationships, and connect to the community. I believe in destigmatizing mental health treatment and making mental health services accessible.

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