Meet the Team

Mayra Cardenas



Mayra became a counselor because she appreciates helping others learn, understand, and challenge themselves. She enjoys being a positive influence and providing a healthy support system by holding space that is safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and empathetic for individuals to feel heard and have the opportunity to explore that there is better, it just hasn’t been unlocked yet.

Mayra primarily works with adolescents and young adults ages 14-26 who are seeking support in their self-discovery journey. She utilizes various approaches such as strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques to tackle challenges such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and substance use. She supports her clients in developing confidence, self-reliance, challenging their limiting beliefs, and identifying their strengths. Being vulnerable is a scary but beautiful thing and she is a firm believer that we all deserve the best version of ourselves. 

Outside of the office, Mayra loves being outdoors, exercising, and doing arts and crafts projects. She grew up in northern Virginia, where she still resides and enjoys time with her family and siblings.

Mayra accepts the following insurance: 

Commercial and private plans
Commercial and private plans

.Out of Network Rates:

  • $130 intake session
  • $120 per 50 minute session

Client Population(s):

  • Ages 14-26


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use

Primary modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Psychology, George Mason University
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health, Argosy University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

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