I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Professional Life Coach with 15+ years clinical experience working with the Mental Health population. I have strong compassion, dedication, and commitment in assisting those who care for growth, no matter what walks of life. I believe in working where my clients are and meeting them halfway to reach their fullest potential.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baruch College and my Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University (NYU) ; School of Social Work in 2007. There, I was the recipient of the NYU Glass Scholarship and Fellowship. I am currently enrolled in the one year program at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS). I also attended to The Life Coaching Institute of Orange County. I currently serve on the Board for The New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH) and The Chinese American Sunshine House (CSH). I am a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). I am dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.
I am currently the Lead Social Worker and Adjunct Therapist Supervisor at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of St. Barnabas Health Medical Center. Previously as the Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Inpatient Psychiatry unit of NYU Lutheran and is in private practice. Patients see me for a variety of reasons, including depression, worries, eating disorders, anxieties, relationship/marriage consultations, and/or family/parenting counseling. I am bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
I value and appreciate the strength base approach, empowering one to take control of their own lives in meaningful and sustainable ways. I also practice with different techniques and concepts from another theoretical approach such as, the Cognitive-Behavioral approach, with the focus on dysfunctional patterns of thoughts and how it affects one's behavior, the Interpersonal approach, with the focus on identifying dysfunctional patterns in interpersonal relationship and the Psychodynamic approach, examining the feelings in which one is and is not aware of.
Together we will identify, examine and develop unique tools specifically tailored towards your overcoming the barriers that have impeded your potential to reach your goal. I have a strong passion, commitment and dedication to inspire those who are in need and care to grow and to achieve.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Career difficulties
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #081483 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
LCSW #44SC05712100 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
Mary has been amazing for my mental health! She is compassionate, supportive and encouraging. She responds in great time, and reaches out to me if I am delayed in my response, just to let me know that she's available. She really responds thoughtfully and genuinely cares. She also sends me great worksheets so I can always work on myself and my mindfulness
Mary is the best. Kind, considerate, understanding and reliable.
She is kind, consistent and a good listener.
Absolutely wonderful! Genuinely cares and wants to help.
Mary is an incredible psychotherapist. Her calming presence and voice allow you to feel comfortable with opening up about yourself, or anything that may have transpired in life that could be difficult to talk about. Her unique an style and attitude creates a very nonjudgmental and therapeutic atmosphere in which you feel heard and understood. She is a very good listener, so understanding, and goes the extra mile for her clients. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients find the healing and freedom they need to make the most of their lives and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her via Betterhelp. It is refreshing to be able to work with someone so dedicated to their profession. And genuine. HIGHLY recommended!
She is awesome and is a huge help to me! Never hesitated to vent my thoughts and feelings to her and it was just great to have her.