Mary Messerschmidt

LCSW

About Me

I am a therapist licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of experience tailoring treatment services to each individual, honoring and respecting every unique life story.
I have also just recently become a life coach. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that a caring, authentic therapy relationship, combined with finely tuned, innovative interventions can shape life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion and I don't rely on labels, we are all evolving every day.

My therapy and counseling specialties include:
Individual psychotherapy
Anxiety, fear, and the courage to make it through adversity
Couple counseling & marriage therapy
Self-esteem, shame issues
Grief, trauma / PTSD or abuse therapy
Depression
Life coaching
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904004851 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Messerschmidt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.L. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s great. She listens to me and asks great questions that get me thinking. She helps me see things in a different light.

Written by B.E. on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Her comments were encouraging and I appreciated her feedback.

Written by K.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Super supportive and helped me work through some things that had been bothering me for a long time. She’s fantastic!

Written by A.L. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

They are super caring and easy to talk to I really feel heard and no judgement at all

Written by S.A. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Easy to talk to, understanding, doesn't pressure me into things I don't want

Written by K.Y. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great

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