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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Multicultural Concerns, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC009992
NC LCMHC 18576
I’ve been working with Mary Jo for over a year. She is a great listener. She has a special way of providing insight in a gentle, but extremely helpful way. She is very professional while also being relatable. I’m so thankful I was connected to her.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Mary Jo is really an incredible therapist! Thank you for everything!
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am grateful for Mary Jo. She is responsive, kind, caring and she helps me process through my thoughts and emotions. She’s asking the right questions to allow me to dig deeper.
I reached out when I was dealing with a situation that I was struggling to process and she helped me look at the various angles to help me see a different perspective. I was able to process out of the emotional upheaval into a perspective that allowed me to see my actions as well as the other side.
She has been a gift to me in this season and I am thankful.
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
I began heart fracturedfrom the biggest loss of my life and she has help me navigate that. I'm a work in progress but I'm moving in the right direction with her help.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and parenting issues
Mary Jo has been so incredible in the time she’s been my therapist. She actively listens to my feelings and thoughts, while providing validation for my feelings and thoughts too. She is kind hearted and genuinely cares to help and guide her patients through whatever they’re going through. I’m so thankful for, Mary Jo!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes