Maria Morabito received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (1983), a Masters of Arts (1988) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)(1996) from Fairfield University with an emphasis on Counseling and Special Education, and an Administrative certificate (092) from Sacred Heart University (2002). In 2021, she transitioned to IMHS private practice offering clinical and consultation services and mental health advocacy.
Maria understands the ever-changing challenges adolescents, young adults, and adults face that have the potential to create tensions within their lives. To remove these barriers, she believes counseling is a vital and integral component of the process. In her practice, she uses a Humanistic and Person-Centered approach to counseling.
During her career, Maria served the Fairfield County area as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Special Education Teacher, and Administrator. This experience has led to a strong desire to promote a long overdue paradigm shift for an individualized and cohesive approach, focusing on developing real strategies for enacting positive change.
Education & Training
Southern Connecticut State University
BS Special Education
MS Special Counseling
C.A.S Special Education
2011 - 2021
Cooperative Educational Services
Developmental Learning Center Director/Principal
Sacred Heart University
Philosophy of Care
Maria Morabito CAS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, specializes in cognitive techniques that are solution-focused, relational and strength-based, including teaching the importance of mindfulness. In this way, she helps to guide individuals to recognize their stressors, expand their perspective, collaboratively identify solutions, all while increasing the client’s feelings of self worth.
A safe therapeutic space is critical to the therapy experience so that the individual feels heard, understood, and supported while learning skills to navigate life’s challenges. During events of high stress, anxiety, and uncertainty, Maria’s approach is warm and caring, as she encourages open communication, collaboration, and participation. Maria has extensive experience working with adults and children with Autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. She is passionate about providing effective support, working to understand the unique perspective of each individual. She focuses on identifying strengths that can help clients achieve their goals. Throughout her career, she has also been a strong advocate for schools to improve school-family communication, creating an individualized, culturally sensitive and holistic approach to therapy. With a warm and compassionate demeanor, Maria is committed to helping clients achieve desired outcomes without judgement.
By integrating a strength-based perspective with other evidenced-based theoretical models, she can treat individuals or couples struggling with the following.
Areas of Expertise
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parenting and Family Lifestyle Transitions
Blended Stepfamily Support
Grief and Loss
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Coping skills training for pain and symptoms
Religious Orientation: Any
Age: Children, Adolescent, Adults, Elders
Maria Morabito CAS, LPC is currently working on reaching out to local public schools in Fairfield County in order to survey mental health professionals on the current state of mental health services provided by public schools and in order to offer school mental health professionals the many services of our practice. Here is a link to the letter:
Integrated Mental Health Services LLC
4 Abbey Lane
Newtown, CT 06470 integratedmentalhealthservices.com
Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: