Maia Mujic - Psychotherapist

MAIA MUJIC, MA, MHP, LMHC

My Philosophy

Placing your trust in a stranger and revealing the most difficult and intimate parts of your life can be daunting and uncomfortable. Therefore, my aim as a therapist is to provide a nonjudgmental and inviting space where you feel safe, seen, accepted, and heard.

My therapy style is warm, genuine, conversational, and collaborative. My focus is on you as a person. I meet you where you are and help guide you in growing into the person you wish to be.

I believe in the restorative power of the therapeutic partnership and therefore focus on building a trusting relationship to encourage exploration, processing, healing, and skill-building. I’ll aid you in identifying and expressing emotions you have been holding back so that you they no longer keep you feeling stuck. I’ll help you gain insight and self-awareness so that you may change patterns no longer serving you. We’ll remove the barriers keeping you from living your most authentic, fulfilling life.

In therapy with me, you can let go of the pressure to be perfect or “have it all together.” Together we’ll look at what it means to be human.

Relief and healing are within reach. You’re already stronger than you think.

Choosing a therapist is an emotional decision. It can be hard to find the right fit, someone who you feel like truly understands and accepts you.

I'M THE RIGHT THERAPIST
FOR YOU IF:

  • You are motivated and committed to making positive changes in your life
  • You’re looking for a therapist who is nonjudgmental, accepting, values connection and collaboration, and appreciates a good dose of humor
  • You want more than just a band-aid on your current struggles—together we’ll dig deep to actually resolve them
  • You want to understand and learn more about yourself
  • You’re ready to prioritize self-care and your own wellbeing
  • You want healthier ways to cope with difficult and uncomfortable emotions
  • You believe that healing is a journey, not a destination

I'm the right therapist for you if:

  • You are motivated and committed to making positive changes in your life
  • You’re looking for a therapist who is nonjudgmental, accepting, values connection and collaboration, and appreciates a good dose of humor
  • You want more than just a band-aid on your current struggles—together we’ll dig deep to actually resolve them
  • You want to understand and learn more about yourself
  • You’re ready to prioritize self-care and your own wellbeing
  • You want healthier ways to cope with difficult and uncomfortable emotions
  • You believe that healing is a journey, not a destination

My Guiding Principles

Safety

Communicating genuine care and concern

Trust

An honest relationship where no topic is off-limits

Acceptance

A judgment-free space where I recognize and honor all of you

Compassion

Offering patience, kindness, and warmth

Curiosity

Listening to understand, learn, and connect

Collaboration

Building a partnership to focus on your goals

My Approach

Everything we do in therapy will be tailored to you and your needs. As each person is unique, I believe in an integrative approach to therapy, meaning that I combine concepts and interventions from a variety of modalities to best meet your needs and preferences. An integrative style of therapy enhances the flexibility, applicability, and efficacy of therapy to better serve the diverse presenting problems and cultural contexts of my clients. Below I have provided some information about the theories I most commonly draw from. 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT believes that suffering is an inevitable part of the human existence, and that avoidance of problems associated with emotional pain can in fact increase suffering. With ACT, you learn to change your relationship with your internal experience by accepting painful thoughts or emotions without judgement or struggle. ACT also helps to clarify your values and what truly matters to you in life. By identifying your values, you can make decisions and take actions that align with your deeply held beliefs and aspirations. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT centers around the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all interconnected. The primary goal of CBT is to shift the way you think. This is done by identifying and understanding your core beliefs and how they impact your emotional state as well as behavior, and by changing unrealistic/unhelpful thoughts to become healthier and more adaptive. CBT also incorporates behavioral techniques to help you change maladaptive patterns of behavior. This involves learning coping skills, practicing relaxation techniques, and gradually exposing yourself to feared or avoided situations. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT focuses on skill-building in 4 key areas: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. Its primary goals are to help you learn to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress and effectively manage intense emotions, and improve relationships with others by learning techniques to become more assertive. DBT balances acceptance and change, acknowledging that you can work towards change while also accepting yourself and your current experiences.

Client-Centered Therapy

Client-centered therapy (also called person-centered therapy) is based on the belief that you have the capacity for self-awareness, growth, and healing within yourself and that you possess the resources necessary for personal growth. Client-centered therapy highlights the importance of the therapeutic relationship in building a sense of safety and trust to facilitate self-discovery. With client-centered therapy, you are the expert and main driver of conversation and the therapist’s role is to support your agency and help you uncover your own solutions.

Strengths-Based Therapy

As the name suggests, strengths-based therapy focuses on your strengths and resources rather than your weaknesses or imperfections. It believes that your strengths are what help you with psychological challenges. Therefore, strengths-based therapy helps you uncover your strengths, use these strengths to overcome problems, build resiliency, and develop a more positive worldview. You will learn to recognize your past successes and accomplishments to reinforce confidence in your ability to navigate current and future challenges.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy emphasizes the mind-body connection and the role of the body in psychological wellbeing and healing. It focuses on the experiences and sensations that arise within the body and exploring how these physical sensations relate to emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. Somatic therapy helps you access your innate capacities for self-regulation, self-soothing, and self-care. This is done through learning to release physical tension, regulate your nervous system, and promote emotional processing and integration.

Education & Licensure

  • Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, NYU
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International/Intercultural Studies, Pitzer College
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington (License # LH61201605)
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) in the state of Washington.
  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT), Certification #: 361402
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certification #: 697263
  • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP), Certification #: 470324
I am passionate about my work and would be honored to accompany and support you on
your journey to becoming your best, most authentic self.

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