Dr. Mary Clifford

(PsyD, MS, Ed, MA)
Therapist Dr. Mary Clifford Photo

About Me

Welcome! It takes courage to take the first steps to a happier life! I am really proud of you because you're worth it! My name is Dr. Mary Ellen Clifford, and I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Certification in Positive Psychology; New York State Certified School Psychologist and Certified Life/Health Coach. I hold a dual doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology; a Masters in Counseling Psychology; and a Masters in Education. I have been working with children, adolescents, adults and parents for over 20 years. I have extensive experience in a wide variety of issues, including working with individuals with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, health coaching, life transitions, parenting, high conflict divorce, parallel parenting / co-parenting, addiction/recovery and behavioral problems.

I utilize a highly individualized approach, and work within a multimodal approach to therapy, depending on your needs, goals and input. Modalities incorporated into therapy include yet not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (the way you think effects your behavior)Psychodynamic Therapy(how your childhood experiences effect you currently) ; Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance/Commitment Therapy.

Another expertise of my practice is a health coaching. As a Certified Health Coach, I have a passion for assisting others to become the best version of others. While working on a healthy, body, healthy mindset and healthy finances, I coach a specific Program which incorporates a nutrition plan, the teaching of healthy habits as well as the development of healthier financial practices. The Program encompasses a predictable transformation and sustainable results and has impacted the lives of millions who have regained their health.

My style is interactive with compassion. Each of my Patients is treated with respect, empathy and warmth. You'll feel understood, listened to and appreciated. I hold the trust of my Patients within the upmost regard. You'll feel supported and validated and your self esteem and confidence will be lifted after our sessions. We'll actively work together to get you feeling whole again.

So, welcome to the Journey and it would be my pleasure and honor to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PsyD #017001 (Expires: 2024-02-29)


Reviews

Written by R.Y. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr Clifford is highly professional and responsive in a timely manner. I have noted that her style of therapy really suits me well and has been highly effective in allowing me to make progress. She is always available and responsive, and someone who I would place complete trust in. I can compare to another therapist and say that the difference is enormous in terms of progress and that I would recommend Dr Clifford to anyone without any hesitation.

Written by N.I. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Dr Clifford is a patient listener and fount of life-improving advice. Since talking to her, I have come to better understand my stresses and how to deal with them, and I find a sense of calm and clarity follows our sessions.

Written by K.I. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I spent a year searching for the right therapist and couldn’t find the right match. From the first session, I knew Dr. Clifford was the perfect match!
I started my sessions with Dr. Clifford about three months ago and she has been nothing short of amazing! It’s been such a pleasure to go on this insightful journey of self discovery and healing with her. She is so understanding, down to earth, supportive and she just gets it!! She gets me! I’ve made so much progress in these 3 months; I am excited to see what the “healed” version of myself looks like.

Written by E.S. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mary listens, understands and emphasises with my circumstances and give helpful insights to help deal with issues. She supportive and has helped me.

Written by S.T. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is kind and listens to my concerns. She also has a sense of humor so things don’t always feel so heavy. She offers solutions and coping mechanisms that are workable. I look forward to our sessions together.

Written by K.A. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sessions with Mary have been incredibly helpful in my healing journey towards better mental health. First time ever in therapy and I couldn’t have wished for a better companion. 2 months later I feel heard, stronger, more confident in my abilities and familiar with several tools that I can reach for in case of need. Super grateful for being matched with Mary on this app, really can’t say thank you enough.

Written by S.E. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Working with Dr Clifford has had a meaningful impact on my progression. She has helped me deepen my understanding, and identify tools to help deal with my symptoms. I believe she cares, and she seems to take a legitimate interest in seeing me become better.

Written by D.A. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

So far so good with Dr Clifford. It's early days, but I have a high level of confidence she will be able to help me navigate through my challenges.

Written by T.I. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Dr Clifford is professional, warm and very easy to talk to. Having had a few therapists, I’d never change in the future, now having met Dr Clifford. She’s fantastic!

Written by K.A. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

My sessions and counseling with Dr. Clifford has been of great help to me. I see myself being more aware of myself, and feeling stronger to confront my issues with belief that I can overcome and change. I am so thankful for the love and passion Dr. Clifford brings to each session and provides a safe place for me to share. She provides great tools and support considerate of my condition and traits. I am excited to work on myself even more with her help.

Written by L.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I thoroughly enjoy my sessions and always feel better on the other side of my time with her.

Written by L.O. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Clifford brings a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth presence. I had been looking for a professional who would hold space for me, is non-judgmental, genuine and would help bring out the resourcefulness within. In the few sessions we have had together, Dr. Clifford has exceeded my expectations. She helped me feel validated and supported through a recent trauma. She has given me the space to think out loud, asks thought-provoking questions, sparking meaningful insight and action and has managed to balance taking my issues seriously while also keeping things lighthearted when appropriate. Dr. Clifford offers insight in a masterful, respectful manner. She meets you where you are and gently nudges you to where you want to be. I am genuinely grateful to be connected with her, and I highly recommend working with her.

Written by K.A. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr Clifford is amazing! It’s been such a pleasure to go on this insightful journey of self discovery with her - she is so understanding, supportive and validating. She is such ray of sunshine and joy, that just engaging with her puts me in good spirits.

Written by J.A. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Clifford is an amazing counselor who really understands my needs, gives great guidance, really cares, and is very effective. She and I have not done too many sessions yet, but she's already been of great help and I really appreciate her.

Written by R.H. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

Feel a quick connection with SDR Clifford. I don’t feel I ha e to spend much time or energy explaining what I am trying to say. She quickly gets it. Makes our time together productive, efficient and enjoyable