Waypoints Counseling Welcomes Maria Soto to the Clinical Team!

Maria E. Soto, LMSW
Clinical Therapist Intern

Hello!  I am Maria E. Soto, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).  I have ten years of professional experience assisting individuals and families with all aspects of their psychosocial wellbeing.  As a therapist, I find that the concept of self and guiding Clients in answering the question, “Who am I?” is essential in the therapeutic process.  I use a variety of techniques based on the need of my Clients and am excited to serve Clients in my role as Clinical Therapist Intern at Waypoints Counseling.  Accepting this position is an exciting opportunity in my professional journey.  Working and learning from compassionate clinicians will help me improve my skills, therefore provide better services to those in our surrounding communities. 

I received my Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Lubbock Christian University in 2009, and my Master of Social Work Degree from West Texas A&M University in 2012.  I have worked in long-term care settings since graduating from WT, as well as a Social Service Consultant for several nursing homes in the South Plains area.  In my current position at Inspirations, I created a bilingual outpatient group therapy program for older adults in our community to address the lack of services available to this population who struggle with mental health disorders.  My patients in these groups have demonstrated significant benefit from this service.

2019 Readers’ Choice Award

I am happy to announce that Waypoints Counseling is “Award Winning!” A very special and humble THANK YOU to all who voted!

Erin Evanson-Lass, LCSW accepted the 2019 Silver Reader’s Choice Award for her work.  Waypoints Counseling wishes to clarify that although Erin was voted Best In Psychiatry, she provides therapy services for mental health issues, an area that overlaps with, but is distinct from psychiatry services.  We look forward to serving our community in 2020!

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