Dig Down Deep™ is a coaching, consulting, and counseling firm - based on marriage & family therapy, health coaching, and sport psychology - that helps people work through mental, emotional, and behavioral change to live authentic, purposeful, and fulfilling lives.


If you feel stressed personally, relationally, or professionally - and want or need help through a phase or stage of your life - I can help you identify and treat your core issues which is critical for achieving more adequate, satisfying, and productive relational adjustments.


Family Systems Therapy focuses on relationships. I treat your concerns, issues, and problems in the context of your personal and professional circles, squares, and triangles by navigating the web of connections that shape and support your life. The dynamics of the relationships in your genogram and ecomap drive the work I do with you. I am also trained and certified, by Pia Mellody, in Developmental Immaturity and Post Induction Therapy which are the foundation of my practice.

Fist Pump Gallery


"A fist pump is a euphoric phenomenon after "X" tapped into C (coping skill), that helped "X" manage B (block), which allowed "X" to obtain A (accomplishment). A person must learn how to assertively adapt, improvise, and overcome episodes of adversity, conflict, and turmoil by mentally, emotionally, and physically enduring and persevering through inescapable resistance in order to thrive. Athletes must dig down deep in the heat of competition to win; People must dig down deep in the game of life to succeed. The deeper we dig, the higher we soar." © - Kirby Maus

Kirby Maus, MC, LMFT, MBA

MFT #86480

Free Consultation

I offer a free consultation to discover if we are a match for psychotherapy. If we do not align, I will provide you with three referrals. If we are a fit for you to do deep work with me, each of us will learn something profound on your journey.

Free Consultation


I provide both in person and private HIPAA secure teletherapy for people who reside in California. I charge $60 for an individual, $80 for a couple, or $100 for a family session and $20 for a group. During our first meeting together, I provide a biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment in a comfortable and confidential setting that allows you to share, receive feedback, and collaborate with me on a treatment plan that helps you grow.


Group Psychotherapy

Group Therapy is a powerful modality for behavioral change. Each group curriculum is 13-weeks and integrates experiential exercises such as Art Therapy, Guided Imagery, and Psychodrama. Whatever your concerns, issues, and problems may be, bring it to group. I charge $20 for a 90-minute group session. Only six people are allowed in each group, on a rotating basis, meaning one person's week-1 may be another person's week-13.


The Loveliness Foundation

In honor of my sweet mother, Carole (May 20, 1939 - June 18, 2021), who was my best friend, buddy, pal, companion, and hero, The Loveliness (a group of ladybugs) Foundation is a 13-week smoking cessation group for stressed out single mothers who want to work a 12-step recovery program to treat nicotine addiction in order to live healthier mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives for themselves and the little ones they love.

The Loveliness Foundation

Consultation & Coaching

I provide consultation and coaching services to help anyone treat an acute stressor in their life. I charge $90 for a 60-minute consultation and coaching session which is different from the deeper in-person work of psychotherapy because I do not treat anxiety, mood, personality, or psychotic disorders in this capacity. A separate informed consent must be signed which indicates that consultation and coaching is not mental health treatment, as it does not include a diagnosis or a treatment plan. A consultation and coaching session is a smart step toward getting the proper help you need and includes referrals and resources for working on a specific issue or creating a concrete plan for a more complex problem.

Consultation & Coaching

Sport & Life in Psychotherapy

"We play by the rules. We show up. We are teachable. We are coachable. We warm up. We ask questions. We listen. We set a goal. We plan. We focus. We execute. We do our best. We crawl. We walk. We run. We have fun. We practice. We slip. We trip. We fall. We get dirty. We play hard. We attack. We defend. We get knocked down. We pick ourselves up. We keep score. We take timeouts. We receive feedback. We gain insight and awareness. We pivot. We take a risk. We get uncomfortable. We feel. We resist. We breathe. We sweat. We push on. We pull through. We do brave and courageous things. We finish. We win or lose. We laugh and cry. We shake hands and hug. We respect. We reflect. We are accountable. We grow. We are thankful for the opportunity. We are grateful for the experience. We accept the result. We move on. We don't have to be good to play. We just need to dig down deep." © - Kirby Maus

The Wise and Foolish Builders

"As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete." - Luke 6:47-49 (NIV)

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