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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 29109
NV LCSW 10384-C
AZ LCSW 20498
ND LCSW 6242
WI LCSW 8198-123
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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.
Absolutely wonderful. Mary Allen is professional, knowledgeable and easy to open up to. She asks open ended questions that allow you to discover yourself.
Wow! What a strong woman!
I needed her expertise in handling my adult daughter.
Boundaries! I 65 and still learning!
Thank you Mary!
Mary is so kind & always finds ways to gently keep me on task with my therapeutic goals. Love talking to her!
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!
She has helped me tremendously through some tough times and spots in my life. I have really gotten myself on track with her help.
Mary has been wonderful. I like that she challenges my ideas and listens to me.
Mary is a wonderful and trustworthy counselor. She always answers me thoughtfully and gives me so many options and solutions.
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!!!
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.
She listened and provided feedback and suggestions that show she listened and can help me help myself.
Mary Allen has me understand a lot in life and with my relationships with my person and my family I highly recommend her.
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.
She is great. Knows how to do her job. I with price was lower, have friends who need her.
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
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.
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.
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!
Mary Allen is patient and easy to work with. She is very helpful and genuinely cares for the people she works with.
She is very proactive. Stays engaged and reaches out if she hasn’t heard from me. Helps me to not ignore my troubles.
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!
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.