Mary Sudduth

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello, I am glad you are here! You are either taking the first step on your journey to wellness or reaching out to continue that journey. I am the founder of "Wellness Place, LLC." After 25+ years of professional experience and study in the areas of social work, mental health and healthcare and many years of self-study in nutrition and philosophy, I have come to realize that well-being depends on more than a healthy body. On my journey through life, I have learned that mental, physical, social and spiritual components make up who we are and how we define ourselves. It is my goal & the goal of "Wellness Place" to help you on your journey to wellbeing.

I have practiced in the field of Social Work since 1993 and hold a BA in Social Work, Minor in Gerontology from Christopher Newport University, an Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Licensure. My areas of practice include healthcare social work, mental health, substance abuse, education, and non-profit, adjunct college professor, and I have published, and written curriculum for educational programs and groups. My Areas of concentration include healthcare, aging, death & dying, grief, oncology, chronic & acute medical conditions. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Biopsychosocial Spritual, Problem Solving, and Systems Theory, but I use an ecclectic, individualized approach based on where you are in life and what direction you wish to take. I like to use very practical ways to address obstacles that are keeping you from the peace you seek. This often includes learning new relaxation techniques, use of resources like worksheets and websites, and proactive approaches to stress and problem prevention.

I consider myself a generalist therapist (kind of like a what a family doctor is in medicine) have successfully assisted people with the following issues:
* Depression
* Anxiety
* Bipolar I and II
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Family and Relationship issues
* Parenting
* Caregiver Stress
* Acute and Chronic Health Conditions, including cancer
* Loss of a loved one, people or pets
* Work related stress
* Aging and age related issues
* Anger/Violence Prevention
* Substance Use and Abuse

I have worked with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, but do not specialize in LBGTQIA issues. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you!





Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904006847 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far Mary has shown me that I can trust her, it doesnt feel like she judges me at all, she takes in what I tell her and provides me her honest feedback and trys to help me come up with a precise gameplan and way to achieve my goals

Written by C.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Mary for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Mary has absolutely changed my life! while always professional, Mary treats her clients like close friends and always reaches out to support them

Written by C.E. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is patient, supportive and understanding. I feel so lucky to have come across her and this is way to use service. I feel I am improving myself everyday. Thank you. I truly appreciate it especially during 2020, which has proven to be an extremely difficult year.

Written by R.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Mary definitely listens and hears your concerns/issues. She provides great tools to help you through the process in session or out of sessions. She checks to make sure you are okay and if you need any other support.

Written by R.O. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Personable, patient and easy to talk to Mary helped me greatly over the past few months. Thank you!

Written by J.O. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Working with Mary Sudduth has been very helpful for me so far.

Written by K.E. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Mary has offered some great insights that have helped me discover ways to deal with the stress of a family member's health concerns. The tips and suggestions have helped me remember to focus on self care and the present situation.

Written by R.O. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In just a short time, Mary has made a huge impact for me. Her style is compassionate and direct, driven by concrete steps and strategies to move into a better space. I look forward to continuing to work with her on healing and growing.

Written by A.M. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Mary has helped me to explore how my past has contributed to my present state of mind, how my inborn character traits contribute to my responses, and how I can reframe situations, past and present, to have them make sense and to respond appropriately. She is helping me to understand and make sense of my own unique mind, how my past affects my present, and how I can make friends with all my emotions and integrate them into my true self.

Written by A... on Jul 04, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mary has been so intentional in listening; and also very helpful with providing resources, sharing tips, and inspiring self-reflection. I really appreciate her counseling services and highly recommend her! Thank you Mary.

Written by R.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great therapist.

Written by T.O. on Jun 07, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Mary is the best therapist I’ve ever had through the years. From the start she was quick to adapt so that we got the most out of the therapy: She is kind, a good listener, but is still confident on her take on things, which is exactly what I need. Her experience also shows, and she is confident in what she does, so I would warmly recommend her.

Written by T.I. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Mary is attuned, receptive to feedback, adaptive, thoughtful, quick on her feet in session and out. Really appreciate Mary's clear expertise and many years of expertise.

Written by T.A. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is the first of 3 counselors I have met with on BetterHelp who I feel really, really cares about me, and has great advice. Mary is just WONDERFUL. She has helped me sort out all my major issues with no judgements, and she genuinely cares how I am doing. All through my life, I have valued therapy, and I go when I know I don’t have the tools to deal with what is going on in my life. I honestly think Mary is the best of all the counselors I have had in the past 24 yrs. She is genuine, caring, courteous, non-judgmental, has given me a lot of helpful tips / tools to use and remember that are life-changing, she has a great sense of humor, and a genuinely great mind, heart, and spirit. She is a great therapist, but also feels a little like the wise sister I always wanted, but didn’t have. I am very thankful God assigned her to me when I was about to give up.

Written by J.E. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is an absolutely wonderful counselor who is patient kind and provides the tools I need. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She is extremely flexible and understanding.

Written by C.H. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary helps me a lot with day to day stresses that could become anxiety attacks or depression. She also suggests ways to deal when she cant be reached (which isn't often) she is quick to respond, has good availability for scheduling appointments and you can tell she genuinely cares.

Written by B.R. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Mary Sudduth has helped me in just the short time I've been chatting with her. She's got me taking on new behaviors to replace old, bad behaviors. She is kind and caring, and always a pleasure to chat to.

Written by S.H. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks

Mary has been supportive and understanding. I didn’t feel that she judged me, just gave me options for dealing with my issues. I think I may have been somewhat contradictory with some of the things I may have told her, but she has responded according to what I have said, not how I’ve said it. She has helped me enormously with encouragement and advices without giving opinions.

Written by M.A. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is in tune with what I am saying and giving me space to adjust to information.

Written by S.H. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

So far so good, has been very helpful so far :)