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Dr. Mary Schacht, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I provide individual therapy to adults. I have a background as a clinical social worker and International Trauma Psychology. My work as a clinical social worker comprised largely of multiple years in community mental health with different aged populations. Since that time, International Psychology has enabled me to broaden my skill set by working across cultures, languages, and contexts, including northern Uganda and, more recently, Kenya, where I am the Co-founder and Co-Director of an NGO aimed toward youth and families.

I utilize a broad range of clinical theories and interventions depending on your needs as well as your own unique set of experiences and circumstances. These may include psychodynamic, family of origin, developmental, systems, or cognitive behavioral theories and methods of intervention. It may include also mindfulness based approaches to trauma.

I place a strong emphasis on the importance of the social, cultural, and political factors which may shape your life, or the life our your community or family, as well as inform directly the therapeutic process. As importantly, I employ a client-centered, strengths-based perspective. As such, your goals in therapy guide my approach to your care. My intent is to serve as a reminder to you of your own capacity to live a full life with minimal distress and identify assets which may garner lasting support, meaning, and relevance to you.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Post-traumatic stress

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

WA LICSW LW 00008022


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Mary Schacht. 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.

Mary has been so amazing to work with. I was previously working with a therapist for 1.5 yrs waiting to get into a groove and it just never happened. In just a few months I feel like drastically more progress has been made for myself and I talk almost daily now about different things that have come up and tools that have been offered to me that I've found helpful

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes