Mariah Olvera, M.A.

My approach to therapy: It can be hard to find your voice in a world that can be overwhelming. I believe everyone should feel they can share their story. I want to provide a safe space to do so where you to feel accepted, understood, and validated in your unique experiences

I enjoy taking a collaborative approach working to improve situations and relationships. I have experiences working with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings and situations which include: in-home and school-based work with behavioral skills, play therapy, family and individual therapy, autism, anxiety, depression, conduct problems, and relational conflict.

My work with Culture:  I want to provide a safe space where multi-racial clients and people of color can feel comfortable even if it is just exploring your identity in a place that you feel heard. Your lens for culture, religion, sexuality, and other value are important in how your experience life and my personal experience being a multi-racial woman provides me with the foundation necessary to tell your story and express your feelings openly.

My work with Kids: “It is easier to build strong children than fix broken men”. This statement helps guide my work with children and adolescents. I want to work together with your family to help your child become confident in themselves and the skills they possess to navigate through life.

My work with Adults: When working with adults, I also want to help instill a sense of confidence. Life can be frustrating at times. You shouldn’t have to deal with that alone.


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Currently pursing my Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota as an early-entry candidate.

Doctoral practicum student, I am being supervised by a Licensed Psychologist.

clinical experience


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In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health
  • United Health/Medica

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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