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Mary Allen, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Depression
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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!

Professional experience

27yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

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

License information

WI LCSW 8198-123

CA LCSW 29109

NV LCSW 10384-C

AZ LCSW 20498

ND LCSW 6242


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.

What’s there not to like? She’s companionate, a listener, a cheerleader and knows how to help! My new BFF

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with mary for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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