Maritza Lopez, LMFT
Children, Adolescents, Adults
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Exposure with Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
Maritza Lopez, LMFT (license #133744) is a licensed therapist in San Diego who treats children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders, and grief/loss. She is especially passionate in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) working with individuals who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their OCD, anxiety, and related symptoms. She engages in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD treatment and Exposure Therapy for anxiety disorders. She is trained in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy and CBT for Eating Disorders, An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Children with ASD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
Maritza’s clinical work has a strong background working for a decade on the behavioral health frontlines with economically disadvantaged families. She worked closely with the San Diego community at a local children’s hospital where she was privileged to witness the perseverance of families seeking her help in the face of adversity and life constraints.
Maritza’s approach is one of compassion and deep curiosity about the person, family, and the internal and external systems impacting one’s well-being. Her approach is grounded in openness, honesty, trust, and humor. Maritza’s aim is to support you in feeling empowered, thrive in relationships with yourself and others, and experience healing and growth. Maritza strives to provide clients with safe spaces where they can show up exactly as they are authentically human. Maritza’s motto is to create a space where one may honor their humanness which requires more acceptance, less criticism and more self-compassion and self-love.