I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of concerns including relationships, depression, anxiety, sex therapy issues and infidelity within relationships. Infidelity is an area in which I have had a great deal of specialized training and experience.
I also have a great deal of experience with couples and family relationships. I led a parent's group, adolescent daily group and family therapy sessions while employed on a child and adolescent unit for four years at Peachford Hospital in Atlanta. I was also employed as Director of Child and Adolescent Services in Atlanta at Brawner Hospital. My experience is extensive with persons ages 4 to 96.
Having worked in psychiatric hospitals, as well as private practice; I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, emotional abuse and severe chronic conditions such as bipolar disorders. My therapy style is warm and interactive - often playful. I believe in treating my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion; and I don't believe in labels.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will always consider your individual needs in formulating a treatment plan with you.
It takes a great deal of courage to step out of one's familiar comfort zone to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first step towards making a change
If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and guide you in doing that. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #000534 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I always thought counselling wasn’t for me. Turns out it wasn’t the right counsellor and I had the wrong approach. Mary Lee Palmer was the first person who actually listened to me and didn’t make me feel bad about the feelings I was experiencing. I would highly recommend BetterHelp and Mary Lee Palmer.
I came for help and she stepped up to the task. Thanks and peace.
She's very supportive and provides so many resources I didnt know were available.
Mary Lee is fantastic. She’s responsive and has practical advice even when I’m small on details. She’s one of the best I’ve had and I mean that. I have a lot more to talk about so I know it’ll get even better.
I have healed and changed so many areas of my life since I began counseling with Mary Lee. If you feel like your world is crumbling and you can not continue living in the pain you are in, please allow yourself to write her. She is a very open, compassionate, authentic and gifted social worker with valuable experience. I highly recommend her.
Compassionate and understanding personality, always there for me when I need her. And she helps me to help myself, priceless.
She’s been the most effective source of help I have ever gotten. I love her compassion and heart. It’s been so beneficial getting advice in real time, instead of having to wait until a scheduled appointment down the road.
She's a good listener and asks the right questions.
Mary Lee has a kind and caring heart and has helped me to understand many complex issues going on in my life. She is knowledgeable and strives to look beyond what one may think is going on to see the true root of the issue. I highly recommend her.
She is a great counselor. Always checking in on me if she doesn't hear from me for a period of time. She's great.
Mary Lee helps me understand my actions and why I do some of the things I do. I would say I am totally comfortable with her.
I am totally in awe in Mary Lee Palmer! Her expert advise has helped me SO very much! It has helped me So Very Much! We have been together for sometime to the point we are finishing each others sentences! I care about her as much as she cares about me!! She has helped me through some most troubling times in my life! Wish everyone good luck on here but not everyone can have her - she’s one of a kind!!!
Mary Lee is an amazing individual. I really feel like she cares about me and my well being. Every session with her is like catching up with a friend. She is very knowledgeable about different circumstances and always willing to go the extra mile. I wholeheartedly recommend her!
I have been working with MaryLee for over 5 years. She has helped me through so much, especially relationship advice. She always writes back to me and she checks on me if I haven't written her in a bit. I would suggest her to a friend for sure!
Mary Lee has gotten me through the worst of times. She's the best!
Mary Lee Palmer is very knowledgeable about psychological issues. She is empathetic and patient. It’s like talking to a good friend about your problems. She is a good match for me so far.
Mary Lee is an amazing listening and gives great advice.
She was always there when I needed her and was very helpful & encouraging :)
Extremely helpful and direct. I'm so glad and grateful to have Mary as my therapist, she replies asap when you need her most.
Very communicative and on-the-spot therapist. Gives examples of practical solutions and reflections that are helpful for personal growth.
Mary Lee is very understanding and easy to communicate with, which allows me to open up. I appreciate her so much!
Accessible, intelligent, and provides good, tangible action items.
Mary Lee Palmer is a wonderful confidant. She always replies quickly with wonder suggestions and advice. She has done research on my migraines and suggested books. I know I can tell her anything without judgement and that has been a so helpful. Like anyone I have my good times and bad. If I am in a good period and not writing she always checks in with me. I know she truely cares!
What can I say. Been in therapy for decades on and off and Mary Lee and this amazing on-line relationship have been the best therapy I have ever experienced. Actually making progress on my primary issues. Couldn't recommend her more highly. A thoughtful listener, non-judgmental. LGBT people and addicts will find a supportive friend and knowledgeable counsel in Mary Lee Palmer. And all this comes with an incredible generosity with her time over and above I imagine that I am technically paying for.
I was hesitant when I first decided to see a counselor. I felt like I was admitting to failing at life, but I was not in a mentally or emotionally sound place and needed to do something. Mary Lee has been the absolute best! Even after only a couple weeks working with Mary Lee and can say I am definitely in a better place and have a very strong grasp on life.
She is a caring confidant that has remarkable skills at helping me find direction as I endeavor to move forward. She is exceptionally positive in a way that motivates me to keep moving. Not in a fake or contrived way, but genuine. She respects my faith and incorporates it into our strategies. She is a breath of fresh air just when needed. Encouraging. She is resourceful with a wealth of information and she also has an ability to find answers specific to my current need. She feels like a friend that that gives me the confidence to share openly and fully. Great to have along on the journey of becoming who I was meant to be!
Mary Lee palmer is the best! I love her, she helped me with a lot of things.
Mary Lee Palmer has been a great help for me. She is very easy to confide in and is always there when I need her.
Mary Lee has been very attentive and thought provoking for me. I really needed someone who would get me to see different ways of looking at my situation. She responds very quickly to my messages and that really makes all the difference. I'm looking forward to continuing my therapeutic journey with Mary Lee .
I find her vey blunt and supportive. She has instilled my confidence again. She is better than a best friend.
I have gotten some strong and sound advise from Mary Lee. I always feel confident and satisfied after reading her response and know exactly what my next move should be. My feelings always seem to be in tact with the situation going on and I'm not too far off the mark. She is a great counselor and I am glad I was matched to her!!
Mary Lee listens and is non judgemental. She is a great therapist. Positive and full of life.
After 1 month of working with Mary I am feeling like I am digging out of the hole of depression I have been stuck in. She has had good insight and suggestions for me to work towards a more positive me that I know I can be!
Mary has been helpful and guided me in the right direction. She's given me books to read, and different plans to help me. I like this form of counseling!
Mary Lee is very personable and attentive. She responds promptly and makes you feel very comfortable.
My experience with Mary Lee was tremendous. Over the course of eight months, I feel like I've made a lot progress with relationship issues regarding family, friends, and romantic partners. She really helped me transition into a healthier, happier state.
Mary Lee has been the best thing to happen to me after a very rough break up. She has guided me and continues to guide me toward a healthy and happier life. I would be in a much darker place if it were not for her.. This was the first time I have ever sought help for an issue and found that this format and pairing to be the most beneficial.
Mary is great. I don't feel like she is judging me and she gives me resources and suggestions. I never feel like I'm alone as I am the caretaker for my 91 year old mother.
Mary Lee and I have only been partners in my recovery for a few weeks. But, the BetterHelp Program and, especially Mary Lee, have kept me from drowning in my sorrow. I also have a face to face clinical psychologist helping me, but only once a week at our scheduled appointment time. Generally, bad things don't happen according to schedule.
That's where BetterHelp and Mary Lee come in. They are there 24/7. I can write whenever I need to vent and she writes back usually within 12 hours. She has been a lifesaver during this current crisis in my life. Her words are right on, comforting and, whenever necessary, she gently and respectfully presents the truth that I need to see. Thank you Mary Lee and BetterHelp.
Very helpful and keeps you on point with the current issues you are facing.
Thank you Mary Lee from the bottom of my heart! You're compassion, warmth, experience, training, and professionalism are hard to find in a health care provider. I truly appreciate your assistance and you've made a real difference in my life. You may be sure I will be back when I need your advice again - probably soon.
Kind, caring, funny even... and so helpful : )
Mary Lee Palmer has been a tremendous source of support and guidance during a difficult time. She doesn't judge, just listens and offers excellent advice. She is genuine and has a great sense of humor, which I find very helpful. She is always quick to respond. I always feel better after talking with her.
Mary Lee is an extraordinary counselor. If you let her, she can help you get through all the obstacles you are facing.
Mary Lee & I haven't spent much time and that's been my fault. But from what I have been able to tell she has empathy, which is what I needed. Also, I think she probably has more to offer me in the way of psychological advise. I need to make more of an effort to keep in touch...
Mary Lee is very patient and helpful. I thought I was beyond the scope of this site's limits of help, but I'm so glad I gave it a try despite my reservations. Mary Lee makes all the difference!
I have been working with Mary for a few weeks now. She has great insight and has never been judgemental towards my situation. When I first signed up I was afraid that I might feel judged in what I am going through but Mary has been great help to me. She always responds in a quick, timely, manner.
Very helpful, friendly, quick response time. Thanks
Mary Lee Palmer is excellent. She understands how and what you're feeling. She doesn't judge you but tries to guide you down the right path. She has the patience of a saint! I'm happy I found someone so excellent.
Mary Lee is absolutely wonderful. She has a great deal of experience and this is a definitive plus for anyone who struggles with mental issues.
She is also a kind hearted and thoughtful person. Love her!!
I really have enjoyed working with Mary Lee Palmer. I had previously been matched with another counselor, and we were not a good match, it felt like I was being preached to, which I really hated. Mary Lee is like a girlfriend, she offers very practical advice, and she seems very genuine in her concern for me. She is very quick to respond, and if she has not heard from me, she will reach out to check on me. I'm fighting to save my relationship, but it has made a huge difference feeling like I have someone in my corner to sort through it all.
Mary is very attentive and responsive. She hadn't heard from me in a few days and reached out to make sure I was okay. She's awesome, and I can't thank her enough.
Mary Lee has been great, she's really helped me through a hard time. She always replies to you promptly and she really takes the time to help you in detail. I'd definitely recommend her!
Mary is very good at giving ideas as to how to stop being all so negative with yourself, and see the world in a better place. I am an aspiring singer and I can count on Mary to be on my cheer team and also let me help myself, and fuel myself full of the good things in life.
Mary is amazing. She is honest and so easy to communicate with. Her remarks are heartfelt and supportive; exactly what I need in a counselor. She doesn't judge or make you feel silly for feeling the way you feel. When searching for a counselor I wanted someone who was there for me and to support me. Mary was that person.
Mary Lee Palmer is a lifesaver! Her advice has helped me through a very difficult time in my life. She is responsive, timely and compassionate. So happy to have her guiding me through troubled waters.
Mary Lee Palmer has been extraordinarily helpful to me in sorting my romantic and personal life as I try to stay active physically, romantically, and professionally as a recently divorced man nearing my late 60s. Great service...
Mary Lee has been absolutely fantastic. She was a perfect match for me. I've only been working with her for a few weeks, but she has provided me with some wonderful tools. Thank you Mary Lee!!
Mary Lee Palmer has been a wonderful help to me. She is friendly, down to earth, very empathetic, and gives great advice. She really has helped me through a tough time in my life, and most of all, has helped me kick my habit of drinking too much. She's like having a real friend I can talk to online, and she checks up on me just to see how I'm doing, which helps me open up. I can't thank her enough.
Mary is very patient and reminds me what my goals for therapy are when I get off track. I like that she is holding me accountable yet is gentle at the same time. She offered some good advice and places to find help online since I am in a rural area that is far away from F2F meetings.
I have found Mary Lee Palmer to be a warm, upbeat, understanding counselor and I value her input.
Mary Lee Palmer helped me in a time of my life when I needed it most. Some people may think that online counseling is a crazy idea, I believe just the opposite. I live in a rural community and counseling is not readily available. The online counseling through betterhelp and with the aide of Mary Lee helped me in my very dark time of need. Mary Lee is honest with her approach, and has amazing tools to help people work through their crisis.
Mary Lee Palmer has been a great help. She asks questions to make sure she is understanding things correctly and has valid advice. If she doesn't hear from me, she follows up checking to make sure I'm ok. She's been a wonderful asset to me as I deal with certain issues in my life.
Mary Lee is compassionate and knowledgeable. She is also responsive in a timely fashion and provides appropriate tools and resources.
Mary Lee has been able to help me through the dating and relationship part of my life immensely. She gives great advice and it is evident that she has been doing this for a long time. I would certainly recommend her to anyone who is going through some relationship trouble, is confused about their relationship or just wants someone to talk to.