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Welcome to my website.

I am so happy you are here!

Maura Matarese, M.A. LMHC, R.Y.T.

My objectives in creating this site; along with my psychotherapy and coaching practice, books, and online courses; boils down to three simple things. I want to help you:

  1. Find your inner HOPE (calm, curious , compassionate inner state) that will anchor you through the many ups and downs in life and heal yourself from the inside out.

  2. Understand and heal your attachment style.

  3. Make authentic choices in your life.

While this all sounds simple, it’s not always easy. Nonetheless, as the saying goes, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Clicking onto this website is your first step, so congratulations!

I also believe there are two things in life that people never regret doing. They are:

  1. Doing their best in any situation.

  2. Following their heart.

I want to help you accomplish all of the above and live a life that has meaning and purpose; filled with passion, creativity, and joy; espousing you to honor your inner truth as the ultimate guide and roadmap for you to follow from this point on.

If this is something you want and need to do in your life, then sign up for my monthly newsletter, join my psychotherapy or coaching practice, read my book (free preview on Amazon to check out before you buy) sign up for one of my online courses (coming soon) with free mini courses to try first, come to a workshop or speaking event, and become part of a community and conversation that helps and inspires others along this journey too.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Best wishes,


I am very excited to announce the release of my first book: Finding Hope in the Crisis: A Therapist's Perspective on Love, Loss, and Courage.  To visit my Amazon author page, click here.;

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In the age of modern love, where people long to live authentically, many find themselves in a crisis of  lost love. Whether they are going through a divorce, dealing with infidelity, trying to manage a manipulative partner or find themselves alone again and starting over, there is an anchor of hope inside of them and creative solution to their crisis. Utilizing the age old art of storytelling, this book shows the reader through clinical case studies, historical stories, mythology and even sporting events, how psychotherapy can help them find their inner hope and courage, so they can take a U-turn off the road of Love's Labor's Lost and travel down the road of Love's Labor's Won.

 If you would like to learn more about this book, preview what's inside, or order it, click on the link below.


Wonderfully authentic. Maura Matarese has written a book that emphasizes the importance of the Socratic message with all the excitement of opening day at Fenway Park. If you read this book, you will feel the game of love, loss, and courage is definitely worth playing.
— James J. Lynch, PhD. Two Time New York Times Best Selling Author of: The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness and A cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness.
A terrific book. Maura Matarese shows us how psychotherapy is not for the faint of heart, yet no matter what the crisis, there’s always Hope.
— Mark J. Albanese, MD, Author of: Understanding Addiction as Self Medication: Finding Hope Beneath the Pain

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." -Lao Tzo


Thanks for visiting my site!

With over fifteen years of clinical experience, I help people navigate the stormy seas of complicated relationships. Weather you are involved with a manipulative partner,  struggling in your marriage, dealing with infidelity, considering uncoupling, starting over, or grieving the loss of the one you love,  I can help you get to the heart of the matter so that you can heal and  make loving and authentic choices for yourself.

As human beings, we thrive when we feel connected to others.  For some, connection does not come easily and intimacy poses many challenges. I can help you understand why that might be and how to change it.  Whether you are struggling with a personal or professional relationship, I can help you turn whatever blocks and obstacles that you are experiencing  into grand opportunities for personal growth, wisdom, and a deeper sense of aliveness with both yourself and your partner.  It IS possible to have happy, healthy, fun, playful and passionate relationships in your life, it that is what your heart desires.

Though where you find yourself right now as you consider coming to therapy may not at all be where you thought you would be, you are where you are. With a willingness and openness to learn, heal and grow, the sky is the limit for you and I want to help you find that!

I very much look forward to working with you.


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