Treatment is available.....Recovery is Possible

Treatment is available.....Recovery is Possible

With You Through All Your Struggles

Pathways to Peace, Inc. is my mental health practice based in Lake Mary, Florida. I provide support and assistance through counseling sessions. I welcome you to a nurturing setting and guarantee that all information will be confidential so that you can feel at ease. 

Pathways to Peace, Inc. was created from the belief that the choices we make in life can lead us to inner peace, joy, and happiness.

Pathways to Peace, Inc. offers specialized treatment for eating disorders and other mental health issues. I also help couples and families dealing with separation, divorce, marital conflicts, and family crises.

About Maria Nemec, LCSW, CEDS, Psychotherapist, President and Owner

Maria Nemec has more than 28 years of experience in psychotherapy and mental health counseling. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1993. Maria received her Master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration in mental health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. 

Before starting her own practice, Maria had worked in a variety of settings including:

  • In-Patient and Out-Patient Mental Health Centers
  • In-patient and Out-Patient Eating Disorders Treatment Programs
  • In-Patient and Out-Patient Substance Abuse Centers
  • Emergency Room Psychiatric Evaluation and Management
  • Child Welfare 
  • Family Therapy

Maria began treating eating disorders full time in 1996. She is a former therapist for the Center for Eating Disorders at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Maria also maintained a private practice in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas for more than 15 years where she specialized in eating disorders and family therapy. Maria is recognized by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals as an eating disorders specialist. 

A Message From Our Founder

“It is my goal when clients seek counseling to guide them towards peace and resolution from the problems that are causing them distress. Such problems could be the result of divorce, custody disputes, marital and family problems, depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.”