I am Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience providing treatment to children, teens, and parents. I have worked with clients with various struggles including stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger management, depression, Autism, and ADHD. You are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It can be overwhelming and scary to seek help, but once you take that step you are closer to a brighter future. I take pride in providing an open minded, non-judge mental environment and approach to address concerns and issues that are preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0900227
Mary has been amazing. She’s been very easy to talk to and that’s a big deal for me. She’s very understanding and takes this process seriously so I can get the most out of the experience for myself.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mary Jo has listened intently and mindfully of my concerns, and offers support frequently throughout the week. It helps to know I have active support even on days we aren't meeting, and it keeps reminding me that I am still growing.
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with
She is attentive to my needs and offers a lot of resources to help me get through my issues. She is happy to talk when I don't feel like talking and will listen whenever I feel comfortable to open up about a subject. I highly recommend her as a therapist, she has been very flexible with me.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I am so happy to have Mary Jo as my therapist. For the first time after years of therapy, I feel like I’m really getting somewhere. We are really digging deep and Mary Jo is doing a phenomenal job in facilitating our sessions. She is warm, empathetic and very easy to talk to. She asks the tough questions but with compassion and understanding. She is both very personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy, especially for overcoming trauma.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
She is very easy to talk to. She shows empathy, knowledge and a great sense of humor, which was exactly what I was looking for in a therapist
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue