I want you to not just feel better, but to GET better…in a way that makes sense, addresses what is important to you, and leads you towards thriving not just surviving. Many of us know the feeling of treading water, just trying to keep our heads up before another big wave knocks us back down. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck, ashamed, alone, etc. Good therapy is not a temporary band-aid, but work that will help you develop knowledge & skills that last a lifetime. Real change means becoming better at understanding yourself & others, more skilled in managing & expressing your emotions, & more effective in communicating in your relationships.
I understand that this work takes courage (I’ve been there, too!) and I promise to meet you right where you are, wherever you are, on your healing journey. It is such a privilege for me to witness to our remarkable capacity for resiliency, growth and change. I’m a seasoned trauma specialist & psychotherapist dedicated to creating judgement free zone where you can feel heard and safe. I am a sex positive ally who welcomes clients of all ethnic, cultural, religious, and sexual orientations/identities. If you're curious, please reach out; I'd love to connect with you and see if we'd be a good fit!
I have a specific licensure in SC (LISW-CP) and trauma (TF-CBT, EMDR). Prior to the private practice world, I worked in victims of crime counseling & advocacy, intensive psychiatric treatment at MUSC Children’s Hospital, school counseling, behavior interventions, and crisis intervention. I also specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, crisis stabilization, and family work. I love working with teens, young adults, & parents of teens looking for support. Finding a good therapist that matches your energy is important. If you're curious, please reach out; I'd love to connect with you and see if we'd be a good fit!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
SC LISW-CP 15723
I love Mary! She’s so easy to open up to and has a great communication style. She is the best!
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Mary is amazing!! From our first interaction we connected and I felt like I had found someone who really understands me. She is always available when I need her. She responds in a timely manner and reaches out if I have to miss a week. She makes me feel comfortable, heard and validated while also giving me sound advice and techniques for coping with any situation. I love working with her and am so grateful to have found her! 10/10 - I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you Mary!!!
Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Mary is wonderful and supportive! A great listener that is reassuring and isn't afraid to tell you truths from a 3rd party perspective. Highly reccommend!
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I’ve had two sessions so far with Mary and she’s the absolute best. I really enjoy her advice and conversations!
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Mary is very friendly and understanding. She has a strong focus towards my needs and concerns and makes a tremendous effort to help with the issues I have. Mary has given me tools to help with coping and self care regularly. I truly feel I am in good hands to get me to a better mental health
Written on Aug 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I am just getting started with Mary. It can take a little while to see if a therapist is a good fit or if they can meet your needs. So far so good and I hope that continues to be the case.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary Macrae for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse