Good job! You are already taking your first step to helping yourself. I am warm and inviting with various things to look at (if you choose video sessions), items to fidget with (you’ll find out when we work together), and of course me to talk to.
I use various techniques like REBT, CBT and ACT (and others) which are forms of therapy, however most of my clients state “we are just talking, or wow you are really good at this.” I let them know it’s not me: I am simply “reframing” what you; my future has stated to me back to you in a non-judging way. You hear it for yourself and I give you the credit for trusting me enough to share and hear your own information.
I also try to help my clients reframe to see the positives in their life, no matter how small. I convey to all of my clients that this is a ‘judge free’ space and they will never be judged by me. I want them to feel comfortable and realize that the work they are doing comes from them, not from me, and I will be in that judge-free space with them so they will not be alone. I provide a safe space to be mad, sad, happy, or any way you choose to feel.
I am no stranger to working with mental health clients and have worked with people that have depression, personality disorders, trauma, grief and anxiety disorders to name a few. I most recently spent time providing therapy providing outpatient service to those with dual-diagnosis at a substance and alcohol abuse facility and prior to that with schools for kids aged five to college. I also have experience working with inmates in a prison and jail. I have worked with those who want to discuss sexual identity and questioning their gender. I enjoy all aspects of working with clients but love to see them take time to realize the important things in life -
I will be available in the virtual office world on Mondays 3 pm to 6 pm, Tuesdays 3 pm to 6pm, Wednesday from 7 am to 3 pm, Thursdays 7 am to 3 pm. Although these hours are subject to change I invite you to ask for details or special accommodations. I want to let you know that I do check for messages throughout the day each day. Please be respectful and understand that everyone, like you is very important and deserves my undivided attention. I will respond to your message at my earliest convenience. Weekends may take a little longer as they are not my typical working hours.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH21935
IA LMHC 088801
Mary has been instrumental in my journey with both helping me to understand myself better as well as giving me important tools to help handle my stress and anxiety in various environments
Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I’m not sure words could describe how thankful I am for Mary. She was phenomenal from day one. Actually, after the first 5 minutes of our video call, I felt understood, also knew that Mary cared and that we could work together.
Thankful I am able to be vulnerable to someone who cares and is interested in my growth and change.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Mary has been a great help in the 12+ months she’s been my therapist. She is professional, flexible, results driven, personable and understanding. She helped me to work through some significant life changes and make better decisions in different areas of my life. Her help and approach has enabled me to feel more empowered with tools and more confident to handle challenging emotions and experiences.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Mary is a kind and compassionate therapist. She did not make me feel like she was judging me or ultra critical. She had some very constructive suggestions in which I have tried strongly to implement in my daily life. I do wish she was not potentially going in to another line of work, but I’m continuing to work with her until the time she would make the change as I think she has a great grasp on my issues, background, and environment around me.
Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
She listens to how you feel
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem