Mary Lee Palmer

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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.

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 bi polar 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, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will always consider your individual needs in determining an individual 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 steps 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.

Welcome.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Intimacy-related

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 41

Licensing

LCSW #000534 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months relationship

Mary Lee has been a life saver for me. She is easy to talk with. So glad I found her.

Written by T.E on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 4 weeks

Mary Lee is an amazing listening and gives great advice.

Written by M.A on May 02, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 7 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

She was always there when I needed her and was very helpful & encouraging :)

Written by W.Y. on May 02, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

She is fantastic. She has helped me deal with things in a different way

Written by L.U on Feb 19, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Extremely helpful and direct. I'm so glad and grateful to have Mary as my therapist, she replies asap when you need her most.

Written by E.M on Jan 04, 2017 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Very communicative and on-the-spot therapist. Gives examples of practical solutions and reflections that are helpful for personal growth.

Written by M.I on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Mary Lee is very understanding and easy to communicate with, which allows me to open up. I appreciate her so much!

Written by A.P on Nov 24, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

Accessible, intelligent, and provides good, tangible action items.

Written by N.I on Nov 13, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 week

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!

Written by J.O on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by T.Y on Nov 04, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks relationship

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.

Written by M.I on Aug 13, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months addictions, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by K.R on Jul 02, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 4 months

Mary Lee palmer is the best! I love her, she helped me with a lot of things.

Written by B.E on Jun 03, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month relationship

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.

Written by T.R on Apr 30, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

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 .

Written by T.E on Apr 20, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month relationship, family, eating, parenting, and career

I find her vey blunt and supportive. She has instilled my confidence again. She is better than a best friend.

Written by J. on Apr 15, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month relationship, and family

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!!

Written by D.E on Feb 28, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Mary Lee listens and is non judgemental. She is a great therapist. Positive and full of life.

Written by H.E on Feb 26, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and depression

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!

Written by T.R on Feb 14, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

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!

Written by D.I on Jan 31, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Mary Lee is very personable and attentive. She responds promptly and makes you feel very comfortable.

Written by J.E on Jan 14, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 7 months relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by D.E on Jan 02, 2016 after counseling with Mary Lee for 8 months relationship, grief, and anger

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.

Written by K.A on Oct 22, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 months

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.

Written by P.E on Oct 06, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

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.

Written by J.A on Sep 30, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 10 months stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and depression

Very helpful and keeps you on point with the current issues you are facing.

Written by B.E on Aug 27, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 months

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.

Written by M.E on Jul 02, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months relationship, and self esteem

Kind, caring, funny even... and so helpful : )

Written by J.O on May 15, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by N.A on Apr 18, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month

Mary Lee is an extraordinary counselor. If you let her, she can help you get through all the obstacles you are facing.

Written by F.A on Apr 16, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month

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...

Written by A.L on Apr 08, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, anger, and depression

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!

Written by C.A on Mar 27, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 weeks

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.

Written by L.A on Mar 25, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and depression

Very helpful, friendly, quick response time. Thanks

Written by M.I on Mar 25, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks

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.

Written by A.I on Mar 17, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 6 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

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!!

Written by N.A on Mar 05, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks relationship

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.

Written by J.O on Feb 17, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks

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.

Written by N.I on Feb 13, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks

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!

Written by Z.H on Jan 05, 2015 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, addictions, family, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by M.E on Dec 27, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 10 months relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.A on Dec 20, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 week

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.

Written by D.A on Dec 13, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

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...

Written by J.O on Nov 13, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks grief, eating, self esteem, and career

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!!

Written by T.I on Aug 31, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 weeks addictions

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.

Written by J.E on Jul 27, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by L.Y on Jul 02, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 3 months

I have found Mary Lee Palmer to be a warm, upbeat, understanding counselor and I value her input.

Written by S.A on Apr 26, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months

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.

Written by L.I on Apr 23, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 2 months

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.

Written by K.A on Apr 11, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month

Mary Lee is compassionate and knowledgeable. She is also responsive in a timely fashion and provides appropriate tools and resources.

Written by S.T on Feb 19, 2014 after counseling with Mary Lee for 1 month

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.