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  • Maria Littleton, MS, LMFT

    Staff Psychotherapist | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #92722

    Maria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in Creative Visualization and Mindfulness. Her forté is working with individuals through transitions in life; from welcoming new additions to loss, as well as the intricacies of forming unions to the complexities of separating and divorce. She also specializes in working with the Fil-Am population. Maria is excited to utilize her skills and experience and bring it to the community to facilitate wellness and healing.


    • Masters of Science in Counseling, California State University of Fullerton
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University of Fullerton


    • Psychotherapist, California Counseling Clinics
    • Psychotherapist, Private Practice
    • Lead Clinician, Crisis Response Services, County of Santa Barbara ADMHS
    • Psychotherapist, Western Youth Services


    Common Issues I Work With:

    Addiction, ADHD, Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Medical Detox, Men’s Issues, OCD, Parenting, Pregnancy Prenatal & Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep, Insomnia, Spirituality, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma & PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women’s Issues


    Types of Therapy I use:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

    Family/Marital Therapy

    Single Session Therapy

    Solution-Focused Therapy

    Somatic Therapy

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


    Age Ranges:



    Special Certificates & Training:

    Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Spousal Abuse Assessment & Reporting, Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, Heroin Addiction & The Opioid Pandemic


    *A niche I have special interest in is Asian Americans. A sub-niche is Filipino Americans, particularly 1st generation born in US