About Me

Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical practice, from the University of Texas in 2011. I have worked in the medical field as well as in private practice, offering individual and group therapy. I have worked with people of varied ages - from 6 years old to 60 - and a number of different mental health issues. I believe my passion and experience give me the necessary resources to empower the individuals with whom I work and allow them the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

My treatment approach involves tailoring an individual's needs and goals with evidence-based treatments. However, I believe the most important aspect of counseling to be the relationship established between myself and my clients. Within the safety net that the therapeutic relationship provides, we can work together to explore the issues facing you, and learn how to best cope with these issues. It is my goal to help you become the best version of yourself, whatever that may look like to you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #55252 (Expires: 2021-05-31)

LCSW #81983 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel like I can really be myself and share my experiences with Mara. It doesn't matter if it's big or small or I just need to get something out, she's always down to talk about things. She checks in on me, replies fast, and asks me thought-provoking questions that really help me explore myself through discussions.

Written by Å.K. on Jul 08, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I worked with Mara for over 4 months and I have to say that she was a very great support for me during a difficult period. She was always calm and reassuring and never forcing opinions on me. I would heartily recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Mara is the best. She responds whenever I text and seems to always be available. That makes it very comforting. She listens and I feel like she cares and is involved with my well being.

Written by J.E. on May 09, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I've only been working with Mara for a short while, but I feel very comfortable and open with her. I had previously been seeing an in-person therapist, but feel like I have made so much more progress and connection with Mara.

Written by C.Y. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

After only a couple of weeks, Mara has helped me sift through some things that were really impacting all areas of my life. There is still work to be done, but I am pleased at how much progress has been made in such a short time frame. She is prompt in responding, thoughtful and extremely thorough.

Written by L.A. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

When I was first matched on BetterHelp I was discouraged because I found myself with an unsupportive counselor who didn't understand my needs, but I decided to give it another chance and change counselors. Then I was matched with Mara. Mara has been incredible and completely changed my experience with BetterHelp. She is supportive, kind, and most importantly, focused on your needs, goals, and development. She cares and knows what she is doing, it really shows.

Written by L.A. on Feb 22, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She has been great in every way offering advice and support.

Written by C.H. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Mara is understanding, insightful, and empathetic. She’s very good at helping you understand the root of an issue, and then helping you to figure out what you can do to address it. I highly recommend her as counselor!

Written by W.I. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, and family

Mara is very attentive. I am already grateful for her help.

Written by A.N. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Mara is insightful and offers cogent advice; she responds quickly and is generous with her time. I gave her quite a lot to sift through at one time, and she cut quickly to points that were actionable so that we could continue from there.

Written by N.I. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

Insightful, intelligent, empathetic, and intuitive. She has my best interests at heart. I appreciate her!

Written by S.M. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Mara Gray has been amazing! She listens and is attentive and thoughtful with replies. Sometimes she replies just to let you know she's read it and needs sometime for a good response. She's given me lots of useful worksheets which has been very helpful as well.

Written by S.T. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Amazing! Only used this platform for two weeks and she made me feel like a new person! I'm more confident then ever. She really listens to what you say. Can't recommend her enough!

Written by L.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Mara is thoughtful in her responses, but also swift. She is easy to talk to, really listens to what you're saying, and helped me find a way forward. I can't recommend her enough.

Written by L.I. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She is absolutely fantastic, supportive and responds quickly.