MAIA is a Maori term that means to be brave, courageous and capable.
MAIA is also the goddess of growth in roman mythology.
Our team is based on this ethos
We are excited to be offering our MAIA community a number of ways to meaningfully work on your wellbeing. MAIA courses, workshops and events are designed to help you align your body, mind and heart in the direction of your growth.
Our hope is to challenge the status quo and break the mould of one on one therapy as the predominant way in which people seek help and gather resources. You can still see us for a consult online or at our offices in Burleigh Heads, however you will also have access to a growing library of online courses, podcasts, workshops and events. We want the MAIA community to have a number of opportunities to heal, learn and grow that are tailored to your circumstances and time frames.
You can find more details about how you can work with us here, but first, it is important for us to share a bit about who we are and why we chose the name MAIA for our practice.
MAIA has a special meaning for us as a team. The word is not used lightly and was bestowed upon our practice consciously. Our principal psychologist is Maori and understands that the use of this name infuses the practice with values,
responsibilities and rights.
MAIA, at it's core, represents the bravery that each client displays showing up in the direction of their growth. We acknowledge the first session seems like the beginning of a journey to us, however for many clients there was a long path with many pit stops and twists before they start the journey of healing and growth. Our clients have gone through a process of facing challenges, wondering whether they need to seek help, talking to their supports, researching where to get support and going through a referral process before they even engage with our practice. We acknowledge this process and remain inspired by the brave choices people make to work on their wellbeing.