Maria Newson, MA, MFT, RYT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher
Manhattan Beach, CA

Maria Newson, MA, MFT, RYT


Our thoughts greatly influence our mood – both positively and negatively. To that end, I employ proven clinical tools (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), interventions and mind-body techniques that enable clients to find greater joy and meaning in their life and relationships.

My training as a Registered Yoga Teacher is a perfect adjunct to traditional therapy. We often hold stress, tension, unhappiness, anxiety and depression in our bodies. Yoga and yoga breathing techniques help relieve us from the physical symptoms that come with feeling stressed and anxious.

We have over 60,000 thoughts a day, most of those are negative!* Together we work to interrupt and refocus your cycle of negative thinking which brings you an increased sense of self-worth and confidence. Have you heard this quote? “If you’re going to beat yourself up, use a feather”. In other words, you will learn to be gentle with yourself throughout the process.

See my Anxiety tab for more information.


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Give yourself permission to fully live and love your life today!