Maxine Ament, MA, Therapist
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling
Maxine is a master’s trained clinical counselor and art therapist with nearly ten years of varied experience working with individuals, families and groups. She has developed skills working with
clients, ranging from children to the elderly, in numerous settings such as inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices.
Maxine is an engaged listener with a compassionate and warm presence that facilitates clients to feel comfortable opening up, which helps to strengthen and build the therapeutic
relationship. She strives to guide clients to find their personal inner strength and confidence, to help empower them to heal from within. Maxine uses a collaborative empathetic approach, incorporating therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, existential therapy, transpersonal psychology, person-centered therapy and psychodynamic. Maxine feels that a holistic approach towards healing can be beneficial by strengthening the mind body and spirit connection.
Maxine can incorporate art therapy in addition to talk therapy as a tool used to explore difficult feelings and emotions which sometimes can be challenging to express verbally. Art therapy can
be used to overcome a variety of issues which include, but are not limited to addiction, stress, improving symptoms of depression and anxiety, building self-esteem, pain management, or for
anyone who finds it difficult to talk about and/or understand their complicated feelings and experiences.
Maxine received her master’s degree at Southwestern College in Sante Fe, New Mexico in art therapy and counseling. In her free time Maxine enjoys dedicating her time to her personal art
practice, being outside in nature, learning new skills, spending time with her family, and watching films.
Maxine has expertise in the treatment of:
Grief and loss
End of life issues
Self-esteem and body positivity