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Maria Arrieta, iBSc, M.A. Candidate

Client Care Coordinator


Maria Arrieta is the Client Care Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at Connect & Thrive Psychology. She works to support our community of clients and our clinical team.

Training & Experience

Maria graduated from York University in 2021, obtaining an International Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Cognitive Neuropsychology. She has received certifications in Crisis Response, Mental Health First Aid and Peer Support. She is passionate about helping others better understand their strength and access their inner resources. She is hoping to begin graduate studies in Psychology to train for a career as a therapist.

Since graduating, Maria has been deepening her skills and experience by working in the nonprofit social services sector and managing an academic research lab. She recently completed a Summer Placement at The Women’s Centre of Halton, where she supervised their support line, led the revision of their onboarding and training protocol, and hosted an emotion regulation skills workshop.


As the practice’s Client Care Coordinator, Maria is often the first point of contact for clients. Whether speaking with folks looking to learn more about the practice, conducting intake calls, or assisting existing clients with their administrative needs, Maria’s kind, compassionate and respectful approach helps clients feel comfortable. Maria works diligently to understand the practice’s clients’ needs and to ensure that they get the information or resources that they need with little delay.

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