About me

Hello! My name is Mary.

Are there changes you would like to make or difficulties and challenges you want to overcome? Have you lost a loved one, a spouse/partner due to divorce or a break up, a job, or a pet and are finding it hard to move forward? Do you have a chronic or terminal illness and are finding it overwhelming to navigate on your own? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety or a mood disorder? If any of these apply to you, I would consider it a privilege to assist you on your journey to wellness.

Working together, my approach is fluid and open to change based on what works best for you. That said, this is a safe, judgment-free space and I value your feedback. Wherever you are on your journey, I'm willing to meet you there and support you in reaching your desired destination.

I have a master's degree from Nova Southeastern University and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. My experience over the last four years includes working as a grief and bereavement specialist at a hospice care facility, working with children ages 3-18 at a community health organization, working with teens and adults in private practice, and facilitating various support groups. Prior to my work as a therapist, I held various part time jobs while being a mom to my four children. After a diagnosis of breast cancer two years ago, I developed a particular passion for working with clients with chronic and terminal illness.

I utilize a variety of techniques and partner with my clients to assist them with achieving their goals. I have had varied experience in the helping field and I am passionate about working with individuals throughout the therapeutic process. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, using various techniques including person-centered therapy, solution focused therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), psycho-education, cognitive behavioral therapy, and art and play therapy.

Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to talk more. I definitely understand that finding the right therapist can take time, and I take absolutely no offense if we try this out and you feel like it isn't the right fit. Overall, I value honesty and want you to feel empowered to do what's best for you.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH17676


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Bulla. 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.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Best therapist I've ever had

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mary is a compassionate person who is excellent at what she does

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Honestly the best therapist I have had, and the best therapy experience I have encountered. I am extremely happy with how well my therapist and I work together, and how she pushes me out of my comfort zone, only when she knows I am able to handle it! BetterHelp saved my life!

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is knowledgeable and supportive. She is always available via journal entries. I count Mary as one of my best friends.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Mary is exactly what I want in a therapist. She is a great listener and asks questions to encourage self-reflection. Mary shares relevant stories from her own life to guide discussion about difficulties in my own life. I appreciate how Mary always reads and responds to my journal entries that I share, and offers affirmation to make me feel supported. With Mary's help, I have grown enormously in my own self-confidence, ability to advocate for myself, and establishing healthy boundaries in my personal relationships.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Mary for a while now and I have really seen myself grow throughout the process. She took the time to establish trust within our therapeutic relationship. She pushes me when needed, empathizes when needed, and points me towards great resources to address the things I am dealing with in my life.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Mary is the most helpful person I have worked with. She is open, kind, and passionate about her clients. I feel like I have a safe space for vulnerability and honesty at all times. She is also excellent at providing advice on many different levels.

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mary is amazing. She is the perfect mix of professional, caring, and warm. I always feel heard, and Mary always has great insights. I appreciate the support I receive.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Having Mary as my counselor on this therapy journey has really helped me these last few months. She is incredibly empathetic, understanding and a source of support. You can be sure that if you have her as a counselor that she will successfully help you too on your therapy journey.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Mary has helped me tremendously. I don’t think I could have been paired with anyone more suited for me! She’s the absolute best!

Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Mary had been amazing. I didn’t really know where to start with therapy at first, but I knew I needed help. She is able to help me with current issues, as well as delving into past trauma and making connections where appropriate. She is also highly responsive to any communication I send and always goes above and beyond to support me. I am truly grateful to her. I highly recommend Mary.

Written on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I'm not very good at leaving reviews, but I will say this: if you're thinking about starting therapy, do it. I was hesitant because I studied psychology & thought that I knew how to handle things on my own. Boy was I wrong. As the saying goes, we are our toughest critics. Having someone like Mary on my side has helped me so much. She is supportive, kind, understanding, and she's gives some pretty amazing advice. She has definitely made me see things from a different perspective & she's a great listener when I just need to vent. I'm very happy with my decision & my therapist. So much so, that I have recommended quite a few friends & family to join BetterHelp.

Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is extremely thoughtful and attentive. I feel like I can always count on her.

Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

In just three weeks of having Mary listen and support and encourage me through a difficult time, my self confidence and self assurance has really been boosted. I’m open to hearing if there may be another way for me to do things and it’s been a blessing to know that she validates my concerns and approach in the issue at hand. As a mom who is trying to do the right and best thing for my kids she has been a calm voice in the midst of turmoil.

Written on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mary had been a phenomenal guidance during a hard time in my life.

Written on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Mary is extremely kind, patient, and sensitive to my needs. She is an incredible listener and by far the best counselor I’ve ever worked with. I am sooo grateful I found her!!

Written on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Mary is wonderfully understanding and talking with her gave me a lot of relief.

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