I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist for 17 years. I earned my masters in social work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. Since I live in a rural area with little access to mental health services; I have had the opportunity to work with all populations. I have been the most effective in assisting those who experience depression, anxiety (including related diagnoses like OCD and sleep disorders) , and relationship problems (intimate relationships, family issues, and parenting). I view all my practice through the lens of trauma-informed care and consider the whole person; not just individual symptoms. My approach is eclectic and client-driven. I will assist you in formulating a treatment plan that will be ever adapting to your current needs.
I am licensed in Wyoming where I reside, and Nevada for my annual volunteer work at Burning Man. I have attended the event for 9 years and I volunteer on the Crisis Intervention Team. I take three generations of my family. The annual experience combines three of my favorite things: camping, family, and artistic expression. My friends describe me as "The most approachable person in the room." I know how hard is it to seek support and I never make people feel judged or minimize their experiences. Helping people help themselves is my passion. I like the Better Help platform because people can often feel stuck and unable to take the multiple steps needed to seek counseling in a traditional office setting.
I am looking forward to assisting you in meeting your potential and helping improve your daily quality of life! You have taken the first step. Let's get started.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NV LCSW 7441-C
WY LCSW 618
Mary Jo is a wonderful counselor. I always feel supported and heard without judgement. She has helped me through a lot and I am really grateful to have been connected with her.
Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
She really listen to me and always has the answer. Plus she has a great memory
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Wonderful to work with, very understanding and knowledgeable. I always feel better after a session with Mary Jo. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend or colleague!
Written on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Mary Jo is compassionate and has helped me by giving me actionable steps. She is an excellent therapist.
Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes
I’m 3 weeks into using BetterHelp and having Mary Jo as a counsellor and I cannot recommend them enough. She’s really friendly and really listens to everything that I say. I have a lot of hope that I can work through my situation and get to a much better place.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Great therapist, really glad I found this service. She listens well as guides me to think about certain things that I usually wouldn’t
Written on Jul 12, 2020 after therapy with Mary Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem