About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, and I have been practicing therapy for 8 years. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, abuse and trauma, OCD, ADHD, low self esteem, stress management, multicultural issues, racism, and adjusting to new life changes. I am also a parent and a pastor's wife, and I have experience working with parenting struggles, spiritual concerns, and church problems.

My therapy style is meant to encourage comfort, trust, motivation, and hope. My goal is to meet you where you are and walk with you towards where you want to be. I believe therapy should be goal oriented, but that each person has a different pace working towards those goals. I utilize approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and humanistic therapy. I try to adjust my approach to the needs and goals of each individual client.

If a client desires, I am also trained and able to use a Biblically integrative approach to therapy. As a Christian, I see the importance of using a Biblical worldview that reminds us that we are all created in God's image and with great dignity, but we all also experience the curse of sin in every aspect of our lives and the world around us. We feels the affects of betrayals, broken relationships, jealousy, pride, sickness, and pain. A faith-based approach to therapy that uses psychology but is also grounded in biblical truths allows us to see ourselves and our struggles on a deeper level, and also gives us hope and assurance that we are not abandoned and left to figure things out all on our own.

Starting therapy is a courageous step towards getting unstuck and moving towards healing, restoration, and a life of joy. I would be honored to work with you along this journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Body Image , Control Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC009992


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Jo Ayllon. 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 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mary Jo is communicative and sincere. She checks on me periodically to see if I need anything or have anything that I would like to discuss for our upcoming session. Mary Jo is solution-oriented, and I always leave her sessions feeling centered and optimistic.

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Such a sweet women, she makes my mornings

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

Mary Jo has been a life saver for me- quite literally. I’ve had a variety of therapists over the last 20 years and they were fine, but no one really got me to understand myself or other people better than Mary Jo has. By understanding myself and others I have made so much progress. I cannot thank her enough.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Mary Jo is AMAZING! I signed up for betterhelp during the darkest period of my life (in what I now know was a Major Depressive Episode) and she was so incredibly understanding, gentle, and patient with me as we worked through it. Being able to message her for help was indescribably comforting and she was so timely, thoughtful, and insightful with all of her responses. I now have a repertoire of coping mechanisms and skills to deal with my anxiety and depression and feel so much more equipped to handle any issues that might arise. I would HIGHLY recommend Mary Jo to anyone needing help with anxiety or depression.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I love talking to Mary Jo Ayllon! She makes me feel seen and comfortable. She listens so well and gives me valuable feedback and insight. I really enjoy my sessions!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far I am really enjoying my sessions. Mary Jo is great at listening and pulling things out of me that are difficult to talk about.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

She is amazing and I am so thankful that God brought her into my life.

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Mary Jo has been a great help. We dig past surface level issues to find the root cause. She asks some tough questions that require you to look more inwardly.

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary Jo Ayllon has been such a blessing. She’s been a great resource and help over the past several months for whatever I may throw her way. This is my first true experience with counseling and I’m really thankful for Mary Jo and BetterHelp

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is an amazing therapist and very understanding and patient. There is always a great takeaway and feeling better in the situation(s). I would highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Mary Jo is amazing! She’s super supportive and a great listener. She’s helped me in so many ways during our first chat & I can’t thank her enough. Truly an Angel on earth!

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary Jo keeps me engaged when I have trouble finding motivation and helps me think critically about my viewpoint on the world. Thank you, Mary Jo!

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mary Jo is incredible. No ands, ifs or buts. Incredibly attentive, respectful, warm and friendly, accommodating. I was fortunate that our paths crossed at the right time, including my rock bottom. Thank you.

Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Mary Jo has been such an amazing help in working through a really hard situation. She is supportive and offers gentle and useful guidance and thoughts. She has helped me formulate my own thoughts about a situation that are healthy and positive. Her Biblical world view has also really helped me feel confident and comfortable taking her advice.

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Being an Asian guy the stigma is that we don't go to talk to a therapist we should deal with our problems ourselves, at least for me. You only talk to someone professional if you've gone crazy or insane. At first I was apprehensive a bit skeptical but as we started talking I realized that it was liberating to know that someone can listen and understand you without being judged. She is really professional in her field. I couldn't be more thankful.

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