Maria is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Canada.
She began her studies in psychology at the University of Budapest, Hungary.
She completed her Bachelor’s Degree with first class honours in psychology in Calgary, Alberta. She continued her studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Counselling and Human Development. She earned her PhD degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
Her doctoral dissertation was entitled: Viktor E. Frankl’s meaning-oriented approach to counselling psychology.
She trained in logotherapy and existential analysis (LTEA) with Elisabeth Lukas, PhD, a prominent student of Viktor Frankl in Vienna, Austria.
She is Diplomate Clinician, Lifetime Member and Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.
She worked as Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and as Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, England, UK.
She is Certified Supervisor with the National Consortium in Health Education, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Her research interests are the applications of evidence-based meaning-centered interventions in clinical practice and everyday living. She is the author of several books and peer reviewed articles.