Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work also at University of Pittsburgh. While there I earned a certificate in Child Welfare.
My experience is in individual, couples and family counseling. I have owned my own private practice for nearly 20 years in which I have been successful in helping people sort out some of their unique life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, parenting issues and many others.
I believe in treating my clients with genuine care, compassion and respect. I do this utilizing a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, insight oriented therapy, structural therapy and others. While the details of your unique situation may be different than others, I assure you I will do my very best to help you find comfort and peace in your life situation.
While it is a difficult decision to reach out for help, that is the biggest step toward attaining your treatment goals. Having taken that step we can begin to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. We will begin that relationship by building trust in the fact that our work together will be completely confidential and professional as well as competent. My compassion for others, my professional experience and life experience has provided me with the tools necessary to help meet your expectations. I do look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW014717
Mary is exactly what I need. She is kind and wise and gives me more in 30 minutes than I believed possible. Very grateful to have found such a good match in her.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Mary Alice for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
I am very happy with Mary Alice as my therapist
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary Alice for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder
Mary is great and very obviously has a lot of experience!!
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Mary Alice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Takes time to listen to your concerns and what you are experiencing before offering solutions and perspective
Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary Alice for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Mary Alice for 1 year and 1 month
I absolutely love coming to therapy each week and hearing Mary’s perspective. I have grown in many ways.
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Mary Alice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues