Maia Fohrman

Case Manager

Maia is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field for 3 years. Maia has had a long-standing passion for social service. As a teen, Maia organized a social service committee bridging high school students to a residential treatment setting for other teens with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Since then, Maia has cultivated her passion for working with others both as a peer and as a professional in a wide variety of populations, including incarcerated women, individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, and adolescent mental health.  Maia is most passionate about working with Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders. Maia operates from a strengths-based, ecological systems theory approach. Maia utilizes ACT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and trauma-informed interventions, and values educating her clients as well as offering ongoing support while they implement new, healthy coping skills. Maia recognizes treatment as being a long-term process, and feels it is crucial for individuals to identify and utilize community resources to create sustainability outside of a treatment setting. Maia strives to empower individuals to trust their intuition and learn to differentiate between their intuition and their impulses.

A Native Chicagoan, Maia has many passions, including film and television criticism, playing the drums, and exploring new ways to be physically active.

Maia received her BA in film and television studies from the University of Vermont in 2013, and completed her Masters of Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016.

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson