Maia Pini, LCSW (she/her)

Staff Psychotherapist & Campus Outreach Coordinator


Resilience is the capacity to work through difficult situations and adapt to hardship. My approach working with clients focuses on bringing awareness to each individual’s unique inner strengths and collaboratively problem solving to further develop coping skills and a growth mindset in the midst of life’s ever changing challenges. I strive to support empowering student voices, helping students improve overall wellness, and connecting students and families to campus and community resources.

I moved to Humboldt County from Florida in 2011 to attend graduate school here and immersed myself in the humbling beauty of redwood groves, peaceful rivers, and pristine beaches. Grounding myself through connecting with nature is how I prefer to spend my free time. I also love the healing power of music and the regulating benefits of movement.

Areas of Interest: 

I have worked with a diverse population of youth and families locally in a therapeutic setting for over a decade (including unhoused, LGBTQ+, Tribal, incarcerated and neurodiverse populations). My training is systems-based and I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have special interest in somatic techniques, mindfulness, and shame focused treatment methods. I appreciate the opportunity to be present with any individual on their journey of healing and resilience.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Campus Outreach Coordinator
Master of Social Work
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk. “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” by Christiane Northrop.

Maia Pini, LCSW (she/her)
SHC, 2nd Floor