I am a licensed Counselor and Counselor Supervisor in the states of Texas and Georgia with over 15 years of counseling and coaching experience . Additionally, I am certified as a National Board Certified counselor and a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider. I have experience working with diverse individuals with a wide range of concerns including:
Goal setting and positive motivation,
Depression, stress, and anxiety,
Disability and aging,
Career and academic transitions,
Self-esteem and confidence
My counseling style is nonjudgmental and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I favor a relationship where we both contribute. I am solution oriented, and operate from a coaching model, which requires your direction, discovery, and input for best results. I like to think of our work together as a partnership that is focused on positive outcomes based on your individual needs.
It is important that I get to know you! I hope you will consider scheduling "live sessions" (phone, video, or text chat) early on in the process. Often I will ask questions or utilize links to web sites, videos, handouts, or worksheets to complete. The more input I get from you, the more I can understand your situations and your concerns.
I will also help you develop goals, usually during the 2nd week, and you will determine your progress towards meeting these goals. They can be mental health goals, career goals, or personal goals. This is your process, and I will support you and your choices in making goals and working towards meeting them through directed and specific tools and techniques.
You are currently preparing to take the first step toward better outcomes, and I am here to provide tools to support and empower you to make positive change.
I look forward to working with you!
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
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Mary is wonderful. She listens and asks the right questions to get me to actually think about how I feel and how I'm processing what I'm going through, and what's important to me. Since signing up for counseling, I have found myself to be much more emotionally healthy and able to function better, with a clearer sense of what's important to me and how I feel about the things that happen in my life.
Mary listens and is thoughtful in her feedback. She understands my patterns of thought even if it is hard for me to explain some of the stuff going on in my head. She encourages me to take care of myself and conveys her confidence in me being able to make meaningful change in my own life.
A very helpful app and great therapist!
Mary if fantastic! She is understanding, intelligent, and kind. I feel like she really hears and understands me and my goals. I never feel like I am being dismissed or talked down to.
Mary supported me through a rough patch when I was struggling with lots of change. She gave me concrete suggestions I can use in daily life. She's helped me identify the things that work for me, and encouraged me not to get stuck in the day to day stuff, to keep an eye on long term goals. That makes the daily aggravations easier to cope with. Mary has a big heart. I highly recommend her.
We’ve only had two sessions, but I’m hopeful and feel that Mary Selby will be able to help me arrive at a place of comfort and stability. I’m looking forward to it.
She's completely helpful, she is understanding and has a lot of knowledge to contribute to the conversation. She knows that counseling isn't just a way to vent, but it is a way to help yourself become better. She has great advice to provide if you're willing to listen.
I was not sure how all this would work and was not comfortable with signing up with online counselor. I went ahead and took the step because I knew I needed help. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mary. I was very comfortable with her right away. She sent me articles and things to look up. She also checks in with me. I find this is much better than going to a counselors office . Mary is so kind. If you are needing help take the first step!
Mary is a great listener and is able to zero in on exactly what's not working and offer up great ideas on how to move forward. She helped me see through my reluctance to move forward in a situation I had been dealing with for awhile. She continued to stay in touch and offer resources that helped. I would highly recommend Mary. She's non-judgmental, can see both sides, and has a great deal of wisdom. If you're struggling with an issue, she would be someone I would recommend to anyone.
I came to BetterHelp because I didn't know what to do on my own, but I was also skeptical of how talking to someone would help me. Within just a few conversations, Mary Selby helped me take control of my anxiety and negativity. I have made many positive changes in my life that I would not have imagined just a few months ago.
Mary is kind and patient, even when I'm in the middle of feeling completely lost. It is so nice to feel like no matter what she has my back!
Mary has been extremely helpful. She's very knowledgable, empathic, and practical.
Exceeded my expectations! Both the way Betterhelp works and the support Mary has provided in helping me see my issues as options not problems. This works.
Mary has been a tremendous help to me. She listened to all my issues and tried to gain an understanding before moving forward. She offered great insights and was always very nice and timely. I felt very comfortable sharing my issues with her. I would highly recommend Mary!
Mary recognizes my issues and underlying concerns. She is empathetic, yet truthful. She is most helpful, interactive, and patient. I highly recommend Mary.
Was able to help me control my anxiety on the first day of counseling.
Mary is an excellent counselor. She’s excellent at hearing you out and asks questions that make you think. I feel more relieved after speaking with her and receiving her guidance. I would recommend anyone struggling with depression and anxiety to her.
Mary Is a wonderful counselor. She has absolutely helped me in every way. Each week gets better and better. I would suggest Mary to anyone going through struggles.
Mary is a great listener and always willing to help me try new methods. I really like her style of patient-led therapy.
Mary was calm and patient even through the most difficult moments for me. She helped me see through the smog and understand what was right and wrong and how to fix it. I would recommend counseling with Mary to ANYONE!
She does an amazing job with listening and has helped through some of my problems
Mary is very sweet and kind and has helped me a lot.
Mary has helped me find some exercises to cope with my anxiety. She is a very hands on counselor and I appreciate that. She has encouraged me to try some exercises and has a judgement free policy. Thank you for listening Mary.
I have only been working with Mary Selby for a few weeks, but she has been very proactive in listening to my concerns and sending me tools to help work on struggles. Very sweet and understanding person.
I truly appreciate Mary's integrity as a counselor. I feel that she responds to me as an important person who is asking for feedback and advice about a particular problem or concern. I never get cookie cutter, fortune cookie advice. I feel that Mary is an additional resource actively working alongside me to help me realize my goals and dreams.
Mary in incredibly kind, intuitive and professional. If you are looking for someone who won't give up on you, check in on you and believe in you, you need this amazing human.
Mary is a great counselor and has been incredibly supportive in helping me navigate my anxiety, depression, and balancing school with my personal life and overall life goals.
Mary is a wonderful counselor! She is a good listener and she makes it easy and comfortable to talk to her. I really liked that she provided me with worksheets and additional resources that I could reference. Mary was available to me when I needed her and she was willing to speak to me using any of the methods I requested. I feel a lot better after working with Mary and would recommend her to anyone.
Mary gave compassionate feedback and guidance and is a pleasure to work with.
Mary has been very helpful and responsive. She is good at listening, validating and offering helpful resources. I've definitely benefited from her counseling.
I wasn't sure what to expect from on-line counseling but Mary Selby has helped me immensely. She has been very caring and responsive while guiding me through solutions to anxiety and fear.