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Maria Bakht, PsyD

Dr Maria Bakht is the owner of Veritas Psychological Services, PLLC. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. She is a Washington State licensed psychologist.

Her areas of clinical work experience and interests include posttraumatic stress disorder, personal self exploration, identity issues, relationship issues, sexual trauma, abuse, anxiety,  stress, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, multicultural issues, chronic pain and fatigue, anxiety, internet addiction, pornography (for both men and women), Asperger’s disorder, alcohol and substance abuse, social anxiety, relationship issues, communication and organizational health to name a few. She works with adolescents and adults.

Dr. Maria’s approach to therapy is integrative, encompassing physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health, tailoring sessions to meet individual needs. Maria conducts individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy, and often serves as a consultant for multicultural issues.

Dr. Maria is experienced working with various ethnic and international populations from over 30 countries. Prior to coming to Washington, Dr. Maria completed a postdoctoral psychology fellowship at the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis, MN. She completed an APA accredited predoctoral psychology internship at Grand Valley State University’s Counseling and Career Development Center in Allendale, MI. While in Arizona, Dr. Maria provided substance abuse counseling and also worked with refugees at the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix. Prior to joining Discovery Counseling, Dr. Maria worked at Western Washington University’s Counseling Center in Bellingham, WA. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Maria moved her practice to Lynden, WA.

Dr. Maria remains an active speaker and workshop presenter domestically and internationally on a number of topics.

Dr. Maria loves to connect with friends, cook, and enjoys exploring new destinations, even if it is just the new store around the corner! Others often comment about catching Maria singing lines from musicals in the hallway or how she can be directionally challenged when driving around Whatcom County.

To see how Dr. Maria can meet your needs, she would be delighted to hear from you at 360-318-0111. If she cannot assist you, Dr. Maria will do her best to find someone who can.

You can find out more about Dr. Maria and her services at her website: www.drmariabakht.com