Mary Ballard

(LCSW)

About Me

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience assisting my clients with improving their overall well-being and long-term resiliency. Throughout my years as a psychotherapist, I have served clients of all ages and stages of life. I am presently most interested in working with individuals in achieving their expressed goals. My clients describe me as warm and welcoming, caring, empathetic, skilled, resourceful, and encouraging. I can be funny, too. I am diversely trained to assist those suffering with symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and those struggling with interpersonal conflict or emotional regulation concerns. I can help with life adjustments, relationship concerns, identity- and self-esteem development, provide grief counseling during times of loss (i.e. death, divorce, unemployment, etc.), and provide insight into adverse childhood experiences (i.e. abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, mental health issues, perfectionism, etc.)--- and how these may be contributing to today's distress. I am here to assist you if you are feeling stuck, have a major life decision to make, or are feeling distressed due to experiencing a transition in life or other concerns. Let me join with you on this portion of your life's journey, to work together to activate your healing and meet your desired treatment goal(s).

I work from a client-centered approach, creating an open and non-judgmental environment, while utilizing my training in Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed therapies, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology, as a means to contribute to your positive well-being. I am competent in working with diverse populations from an array of cultures, and I can also incorporate the healing dimension of your spirituality into your treatment, if you desire. I look forward to an opportunity to serve you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #12696 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is a professional. She shows up on time. Cares about her professional image, listens to me, provides advice without judgement and I’m already hitting goals and feeling much better.

Written by A.L. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary has been of great help to me. We haven't had too much time together but she has given me her time since day 1. Thank you.

Written by T.A. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Mary is an excellent counselor. She gives great feedback and helpful worksheets to encourage progress. She is a good listener and is very knowledgeable about what to do to best serve her clients.

Written by T.E. on Dec 05, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mary has been amazing for me so far. She pays attention to what I say, helps keep me focused on one thing at a time. And I truly feel like she cares about my mental health.

Written by L.I. on Oct 16, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have found my time with Mary to be very helpful. She is very knowledgeable and responsive. She is caring and offers pertinent advice. I feel very comfortable with her and know my time with her is helping me navigate through these struggles toward a more positive and productive path. I am thankful to have this opportunity.