Maria Ortiz, M. Ed, LMHC, MFT, ADC


Maria Ortiz, is a Bilingual ordained minister who has served as Lead Pastor of the House of Peace and Restoration in Springfield, Massachusetts since 2013. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Human Services from the Cambridge College in 2017, followed by earning her Master’s in Education in Mental Health/ Marriage and Family Therapy in 2019, from the same institution.

Maria is passionate about working with families, groups and individuals with a holistic approach. She enjoys seeing how the restorative power of the Gospel, in conjunction with evidence-based theories can have a transformation effect in the lives she has been privileged to serve. She has worked with families struggling with relationship problems, as well as individuals dealing with depression, trauma, addictions and anxiety. She considers herself Spiritual, Compassionate and eager to help others manage their life in a more holistic manner.

Clinical Focus

  • Couples
  • Marriage and Family Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • New Parents
  • Family Dynamics
  • Spirituality
  • Negative Attachments
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Loss/Abandonment
  • PTSD
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma

Demographics Focus

  • Elementary 6-11
  • Couples
  • Preschool 3-5
  • Adolescents 12-17
  • Adults 18+
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Treatments Offered

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Family System Therapy
  • Christian Integration Approaches
  • Client Centered Play Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Additional Services

  • Teletherapy Available


  • English
  • Spanish


  • West Springfield