Dr. Mary Nedela

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About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients ages 6 and up, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and grief/loss. I received my Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue Calumet, and my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. I have worked in several different settings, including schools, community clinics, and private practice.

My counseling style is warm and collaborative with a focus on gentle challenges in order to help you achieve your goals. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Additionally, I am an affirmative therapist with extensive experience working with individuals and couples from the LGBTQ+ community. My approach combines several therapeutic models, including narrative therapy, systemic family therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral (including trauma-focused CBT), and solution focused therapy. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique and specific needs.

I believe that life begins outside of your comfort zone. It takes courage to step outside this zone in order to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take those steps, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #4101006499 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by N.I. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Mary for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Nedela is an amazing therapist, who respects my concerns, works with me at my own pace while pushing me to grow. She is extremely understanding, validating and insightful. I could not have asked for a better therapist and am very glad to be working with her.

Written by J.O. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I adore Dr. Nedela and feel they are quite a wonderful person to work with. They are very understanding and more than willing to reach out to me when I really need it!

Written by B.R. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s great!

Written by B.R. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She is great with understanding my LGBTQ issues around relationships. I feel very comfortable talking to her i look forward to our weekly sessions. I may cry. But i feel a bit lighter after. Highly recommend.

Written by J.O. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

If you are searching for a bright and understanding counselor, then Dr. Nedela is a perfect match for you. She lets you express your feelings and thoughts freely and meets you exactly where you need. Dr. Nedela also checks up on you frequently which really makes you feel looked after. I definitely recommend her as a therapist.

Written by K.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Nedela is a great person to work with if you like someone who will give you direction and an empathetic ear. I appreciate the balance between listening intently, and also reflecting back the bigger picture of what you are experiencing. I enjoy working with her.