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About Dr. Maria Pandolfi

Dr. Maria Pandolfi

Dr. Maria Pandolfi, founded Pandolfi Counseling Associates,  with a mission to bring energy and passion to her practice while providing the necessary tools to  those in search of healthy living and healthy relationship. 


A licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Pandolfi specializes in solution focused, person centered counseling. She is experienced in imago therapy, marriage consultation, training and supervision. She provides individual and couples counseling. 


To keep up with the latest in the industry, Dr. Pandolfi remains an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, Employee Assistance Programs, National Association of Professional Women, Association of International Social Workers. 


Reflecting on her education and training, Dr. Pandolfi earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) through the School of Counseling Psychology at Argosy University following her Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from San Diego State University. She initially began her educational career with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.  


She is a bilingual Filipino American therapist and has been in the field of clinical work and psychotherapy since 1985.


Her Perspectives 


While the details of a person's situation may be different from others,

Dr. Maria Pandolfi understands what you are going through and knows how emotions could take over your life. 


As a young adult, she has learned to overcome her fears and worked through her own personal struggles, and discovered that it helped to talk it through with an objective listener. But most of all, she needed to become open to new ways of thinking, to be more positive instead of negative.  


Getting to this point has definitely been a winding road, with some pretty big potholes along the way.  It helps to know that someone can most definitely relate to your struggles with uncomfortable emotions.


Our Commitment to you


Helping people overcome a life that’s not working and transform it into a life that blossoms, is her passion and purpose. Whether in therapy, or social work, Dr. Pandolfi is committed to teaching people how to survive difficult times and helping them to regain emotional well being.


Her work is about changing negative attitudes, emotional distress and frequent overwhelm into confidence, positive attitude, and calmness. 

Her mission is to help you learn to manage these emotions and restore hope so that you can feel better about yourself, and forgive, forget and move on.


Various people at various times have helped us create a healthy, happy, productive life we now enjoy.  Dr. Pandolfi will help you to create the enjoyable and healthier life you deserve. 

As your dedicated provider, Dr. Maria Pandolfi makes the following commitments to you:


  • To help you to learn to feel your feelings and clear your thoughts

  • To give you new perspective to consider

  • To support, encourage, and applaud your changes


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