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Maria Laquerre-Diego, LMFT, RPT-S™

A New Hope Therapy Center

Meet Maria Laquerre-Diego, LMFT, RPT-S™, a licensed therapist and CEO with a geeky flair on a mission to transform mental health accessibility and break down therapy stigma. With a unique journey from therapist to CEO, Maria offers a fresh perspective on mental health obstacles. Her mission extends beyond supporting mental health providers; she actively combats stigma by tapping into pop culture's power. Maria analyzes movies, draws superhero parallels, and links Disney characters to mental health, making her approach both innovative and captivating. A sought-after speaker, she shares insights at local events, serves on professional boards, and trains clinicians nationwide. Outside her work, Maria treasures family time, globe-trotting, and creating intricate cosplays for her family. A diverse range of passions—from Star Wars to Marvel—blend seamlessly with her advocacy for mental health. Explore Maria's impactful work at She's enthusiastic about discussing pop culture's intersection with mental health and its potential for positive change. Connect with her to dive into these engaging conversations! 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Maria Laquerre-Diego is the owner of A New Hope Therapy Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Maria Laquerre-Diego has no relevant non-financial relationships.