Mary Hellstrom


About Me


My name is Mary. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with four+ years of clinical experience. I am also a yoga-instructor, avid reader, and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience working with clients of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds, faith experiences, cultures, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status. My past clients have noted that they have particularly appreciated my calming, warm, and compassionate approach to therapy. I have a laid-back approach to therapy and am skilled at creating a warm, safe environment for you to explore, express, process, and learn from your concerns and feelings and current life circumstances.

I have worked with clients experiencing a wide-range of issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, LGBT- issues, intimacy concerns, couples concerns, parenting issues, healing from trauma, religious trauma, women's issues, and much more. I am flexible, compassionate, open-minded, and eager to hear your story! I prefer to hold hour-long sessions with my clients once per week, preferably at the same time each week. I find that this consistency is key, especially while utilizing tele-therapy and at the beginning of our work together.

In my practice, I utilize elements of CBT, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, and other modalities. I'm also open to integrating your enneagram number into your therapeutic process, if so desired. I enjoy working with clients who feel motivated and ready to embrace healing & growth. I view my role as a therapist as one of providing support, guidance, reflection, trust, and safety for you during this phase of your journey.

If you think we may be a good fit, I look forward to hearing from you! It takes so much courage & strength to reach out and ask for help- and I'm so excited to join you on your journey of healing!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MFT #MFT-661 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Great counselor! Nothing but positive things to say. Would recommend!