Maria Spada, LPC, ACS

Maria, the Founder of Awakened Path and Holistic Treatment Specialist, has expanded her clinical practice in a variety of settings including, non-profit agencies, major NJ hospitals and private group practices. She has extensive experience in working with children, families and adults.

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Stop Normalizing Stress: Stress Management Techniques for Holistic Wellness

The stress in your life might feel completely out of control, like there’s nothing you can do to find balance or get a break. Unfortunately, this is the norm – nearly half of Americans report feeling stressed. Our culture is so focused on productivity and doing, that sometimes we forget about being – being present, …

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Fostering Emotional Intelligence in Children Through Play Therapy & Holistic Practices

Have you noticed a recent change in your child’s behavior or that they are struggling in certain areas? Play therapy could help you discover what’s happening beneath the surface and support your child in what they are experiencing. It isn’t easy being a child – they haven’t yet developed the skills to fully communicate with …

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How Dysfunctional Family Roles Can Impact Your Mental Health: Healing from the Past with Holistic Therapy

At the core of our beings lie the imprints of our upbringing, echoing through the chambers of our minds long after we’ve left the physical spaces of our childhood homes.  Family dynamics sculpt our first understanding of the world. They shape us at our very core. Our familial foundation informs the values and beliefs through …

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Warm Tea, Vitamin D, & Eating Seasonally: Holistic Wellness Ideas to Get You Through Winter

As the frigid, dark days of winter linger on, the need for comprehensive self-care becomes even more crucial. Awakened Path Counseling advocates for a holistic approach to well-being, acknowledging the intricate connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Today, we will delve into the intricacies of winter self-care, exploring activities, snacks, and foods, while shining …

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Exploring the Transformational Power of Meditation and Mindfulness in Holistic Therapy: A Journey with Awakened Path Counseling

Have you heard of meditation and thought it just wasn’t for you? Perhaps you tried it but found it too difficult to quiet your mind so you stopped trying. We urge you to try again. Picture meditation as the calm harbor in the storm of daily life – a tranquil haven where stress dissolves, and …

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Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity for Holistic Well-being: How to Transform Your Thoughts

Have you been hoping to silence anxious thoughts, find more fulfillment in life, wondering how to raise self-esteem, or just generally have more positive thoughts? Neuroplasticity can support each of those goals. The concept of neuroplasticity is extremely empowering – it shows us that we have the capability to transform the way we think, and …

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