I am a licensed professional counselor in South Dakota with over 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, consultant, hospice and hospital chaplain. I have seen clients with a wide range of concerns including grief/loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma history, and parenting and relationship challenges.
My style of therapy integrates the various types of therapy that I have trained in including internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic, and several somatic approaches.
I especially enjoy working with clients in a holistic manner, giving attention to mind, body, and spirit (as you define it). I find that therapy is more effective and efficient if all aspects of a person are included. My approach is not only client-centered, but allows for you to take the lead in many respects. When experiencing a brain-body approach, your brain will know what is best to focus on in therapy sessions.
I look forward to beginning this healing self-discovery journey with you and I appreciate the courage that it has taken for you to reach out for support.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
SD LPC LPC20544
Mary helped me so much- she has deep knowledge and a lot of strategies that helped me immensely . She is great. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes