Hello! I am Mary Banks. I am licensed in Arkansas with 3 years of professional work experience. I received my bachelors in psychology from Lyon College and my masters in Social Work from Arkansas State University. I am specifically trained in brainspotting therapy. Brainspotting is a type of trauma treatment similar to EMDR. I worked closely in home health and hospice for a number of years so death, dying, and grief are topics that are close to my heart. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AR LCSW 8795-c
The best therapist I’ve had since the one who got me through all four years of college. She is the reason I began to take more control of my life and began questioning things I wasn’t questioning before. I am so incredibly grateful that I was able to find such a quality human to be my therapist after believing I’d never find one as good for me as becca. She made me excited to experience therapy again when it was originally such a huge fear of mine post college. Thank you Mary.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
I’ve never had a therapist I’ve been so easily connected to. She hears me, she doesn’t judge, and she gives me such good advice to help me with my struggles. I wish I would have signed up for this so much sooner. Mary is one of the best therapist I’ve had because she is so easy to talk to, and she makes me think from different perspectives which has really helped my marriage. So thankful for her and Better Help!
Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
She’s very understanding, she responds usually within minutes and I love that. The price for almost 24/7 therapy is amazing
Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management