About - María Mercedes Dominguez, PhD, LMFT

For the past decade, Dr. D has focused on helping others meet their goals in a variety of demographic settings and locations across the United States. Her experience ranges from working in group homes with adults with developmental disabilities, to working on military installations with service members and their families, to providing online coaching and therapy services and more.


The Mission

Dr. D is committed to the journey of resilient living through healing and empowerment.  She supports others on their paths towards healthier: mindsets, emotional states and relationships.


  • PhD specializing in Couple and Family Therapy from Kansas State University.

  • Masters specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University.

  • Bachelors in Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo.

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Kansas, Michigan, Hawaii, & Missouri.

  • Certified in Motivational Interviewing.

  • Dr. D has provided therapy and/or coaching services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families.

  • She has lead multiple workshops (e.g. thought management, premarital couples, stress management, suicide prevention and awareness).

  • Dr. D is a published author in professional peer reviewed journals.

  • She has created and taught multiple online courses.

  • Dr. D is bilingual (English, Spanish) and has experience providing her services in both languages.