About me

Hi, I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Wisconsin and California for 27+ years. I have worked with clients having a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD and ADHD, military life, discrimination/bullying, emotional and physical abuse/trauma, PTSD, responder issues, parenting problems, and, grief.

My counseling style is direct, warm, compassionate, goal focused, and, interactive. The "fit" has to feel right for the client or their goals will not be realized. My approach combines several evidenced-based approaches some of which include cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and rational-emotive. You will set the goals and together we will explore the treatment approach that will meet your specific and unique needs.

You've made that difficult first step-reaching out. Congratulations-that's not easy!

I look forward to working with, supporting and empowering you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LCSW 29109

NV LCSW 10384-C

AZ LCSW 20498

ND LCSW 6242

WI LCSW 8198-123


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Allen. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with mary for 1 week on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Mary Allen has practical advice and a very caring and dynamic approach to therapy. You can tell immediately that she is a seasoned therapist. I’ve never felt this trusting of a therapist before.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely wonderful. Mary Allen is professional, knowledgeable and easy to open up to. She asks open ended questions that allow you to discover yourself.

Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Wow! What a strong woman!
I needed her expertise in handling my adult daughter.
Boundaries! I 65 and still learning!
Thank you Mary!

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with mary for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary is so kind & always finds ways to gently keep me on task with my therapeutic goals. Love talking to her!

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Working with Mary Allen has been such a blessing… not only is she an expert in her field but she also has the personality that allows me to talk openly, like to a friend, and feel heard. She has such a gentle way about her while also being honest and amazing advice/ feedback. She really helps me see things from a different perspective and consider different choices/views. I can’t thank her enough for all of the help and support she has provided me! I recommend her to anyone needing a good quality therapist!

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with mary for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She has helped me tremendously through some tough times and spots in my life. I have really gotten myself on track with her help.

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary has been wonderful. I like that she challenges my ideas and listens to me.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with mary for 11 months

Mary is a wonderful and trustworthy counselor. She always answers me thoughtfully and gives me so many options and solutions.

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mary Allen is by far the best therapist I've ever had, and it's taken me a few to find someone who gels as well as she does. She listens and offers advice without dumbing things down or ignoring the other work I've already put in. She also checks in frequently and it really feels like she cares and goes the extra mile. I really look forward to our conversations- not just because they help so much but because she is honestly a lot of fun and so easy to talk with!!!

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with mary for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mary Allen was fantastic to work with. She is caring, genuine and has a wealth of experience and expertise. She gave me tools to make a really positive impact on my life.

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She listened and provided feedback and suggestions that show she listened and can help me help myself.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Mary Allen has me understand a lot in life and with my relationships with my person and my family I highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with mary for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mary has offered a gentle and understanding advice through my sessions with her. I feel open to her and working on processing and planning. She summarizes each session with new goals to work on. I appreciate her flexibility and her experience.

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with mary for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is great. Knows how to do her job. I with price was lower, have friends who need her.

Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with mary for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Mary Allen is the most genuine & kind therapist. She challenges me in a way that works for me. She has the best advise & has helped me so much

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mary has been a tremendous help in just a few short weeks. She listens and provides the advice and tools I need to work through my issues. I appreciate her guidance as well as her kindness and caring.

Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Mary is very approachable and I feel comfortable sharing details about my life with her, which allows me to get the most out of our sessions. I started using some of the tactics that she suggested and found that they helped me manage my anxiety and cycle of negative thinking. I look forward to our weekly sessions. Mary has been very responsive to my messages and has provided useful tools to refer to between sessions.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with mary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mary Allen is the best counselor I have ever had in my life. She is objective, thoughtful, dedicated and I feel like I have been able to resolve my issues and heal because of her. I started seeing her when things were really difficult for me and she is there for me consistently through everything. The best gift she has given me is the way to think through the problems in my life. She is a positive force in my life and I'm very grateful to work with her. She is really the best!

Written on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Mary Allen is patient and easy to work with. She is very helpful and genuinely cares for the people she works with.

Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with mary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very proactive. Stays engaged and reaches out if she hasn’t heard from me. Helps me to not ignore my troubles.

Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary Allen is warm, responsive, sharp, and very caring! I'm also a therapist and very picky about my counselors- and Mary is top notch!

Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with mary for 2 weeks

It has been a very short time that I have been working with Mary Allen and I have had great success for the time we have been working together. She a has shared comments, suggestions, work sheets and valuable information that has really helped me. I look forward with working with Mary Allen to make even more improvements in my relationship.

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