Mary Jo Downer


About me

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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


OH LISW I.0900227


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

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 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

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 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

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

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