I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have worked in a large, urban high school setting assisting students grades 9-12 with personal issues, post secondary educational, and vocational needs, as well as social and behavioral concerns. My main focus is on grief and trauma. The students with whom I work come from diverse backgrounds. Many are refugees who have experienced trauma and need help processing all they have endured. Other families are undocumented, and need assistance with immigration and college admissions. I am bilingual and serve families whose first language is Spanish. Additionally, I have clinical experience, and am proficient in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I incorporate a variety of modalities based on the individual needs and goals of the client. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I conduct individual as well as family and group therapies. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
TX LPC 85948
Mary is the sweetest, kindest and most gentle person I met in a very long time, and she is unbelievably good at her job.
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Just what I needed
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related issues
Mary is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. She was able to identify and help me with a lot of behaviours very quickly. She seems very caring and actually interested in helping me. I feel like more than a number. I'm looking forward to working with her
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes