About Maryrita

I am warm and welcoming and have created a safe space, both physically in terms of my office and relationally in terms of the safe space between us, for you to breathe and be open to the possibilities for growth and healing. I offer you an opportunity to slow down, to breathe, to exhale and to explore your own resources so that you may feel nurtured to grow.

My life, as well as my life's work, is grounded in my spirituality, an intentional journey that I began cultivating in my late teens. I have the ability to feel, and effectively manage the energy between the two of us as client and counselor, between the two of you as a couple, and that which is in the room so that you may benefit fully.

My office is in Washington, DC and I live in Silver Spring, MD with my husband Dan and our three cats, Judah, Laila, and Mango Motek.

Professional Background

I fell in love with Imago and became a Certified Imago Therapist in 1994. I have been on the Board of Imago Relationship International since 2002, serving in various leadership roles. I am also a certified Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

My vision welcomes and holds a world where you learn to 
honor differences and safe connection, a world where you learn to 
cross the bridge into the other's world through the 
process of intentional dialogue: 
Listening and mirroring, validating and empathizing.


  • St. Charles Seminary School for Religious Studies, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Institute for Pastoral Psychotherapy, Vienna, VA 


  • Imago Relationships International
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association 
Washington DC Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and consultant Maryrita Wieners, LPC
Maryrita Wieners, MA, LPC
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