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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH17676
Mary is kind and is connected to what I am saying.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Best therapist I've ever had
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
Mary is a compassionate person who is excellent at what she does
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
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 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
Mary is knowledgeable and supportive. She is always available via journal entries. I count Mary as one of my best friends.
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 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 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