Mariana Sanford Maynard, Social Worker & Reiki Master

Mariana Sanford Maynard

 Hi, I’m Mariana, I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Reiki Master. My work starts from a place of kindness. I strive to connect people with their abilities and strengths to increase self-awareness. By doing so, I foster positive and loving relationships within the family and with others.

Connecting with families is a passion of mine. From in home to virtual support, I’m available to you when you need support the most. 


My Social Work Approach


As a Brazilian-American who was raised bilingual and bicultural in both Brazil and the U.S., I love working with people from different countries and cultures. Given my background, I have a deeper understanding for cross-cultural issues. My fluency in English and Portuguese, as well as working knowledge of Spanish, enables me to connect with you and your family in a way that relieves the stress of language barriers.

I enjoy helping people make connections that enhance their lives. Through conversation, collaboration, education, and resource referral, we can improve our ability to understand and function when confronted with a bewildering situation or moment.


Boston University- School of Education – BA, 1987
Boston University School of Social Work- MSW, 1999
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2014
Usui Reiki Master – 2017
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2017


Are you experiencing difficulties such as or similar to the following:

  • Overwhelmed by your toddler’s behavior in public areas?
  • Fighting family battles to accomplish daily routines?
  • Confronted by overwhelming logistical demands, such as hospitalizations or family emergencies?
  • Child suddenly refusing to sleep in their bed?
As a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Reiki Master, I offer services that cover these issues and many others beyond this scope. Take a look at some of my services.


Together, we can find creative solutions to these and many other situations affecting you – the family “supporter”. 

Call today or book an appointment online.


"I am a awesome therapist"

Spontaneous praise from a 6 year old client








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