About Me

I am a clinical mental health counselor that has worked with most adult issues to include anxiety, depression, trauma, victimization and other personal issues that get in the way of living a contented life. I have 4 + years’ experience. I also specialize in working with mandated clients to include criminal and sex offenders.
I say the word contented life because happiness is always fleeting. It is a moment in time that happens now and again in our short lives. Most of us live in a world of fear that stops us from being who we really need to become and to evolve as we live. The only constant in this world is change and we have to learn to roll with it. Fear is a natural instinct. It is meant for us not to get eaten by an animal or physically get harmed. It spills over into our modern lives in the forms of what we value in how other’s view us or how we view ourselves. This can come from many places as we grow into adults and also in any trauma we have experienced. Life is both good and bad at times. When we get stuck in our fears or our anger, we stop evolving.
I work using integrated therapy tailored to the person and with the person’s permission, work within the bounds of comfort with the therapy. Humor is not off the table here. Did you ever notice when you are laughing hard that you are present in that moment because you are too busy laughing to think about anything else. I strive to work with clients and not for them. Therapy is a process that includes both the therapist as a guide and sounding board and the client who is invested to get better.
I have an existentialist philosophy overall. We are born, things happen (good and bad) we either learn from it or get stuck in it. When our short life ends, what matters is what we learned and what did we teach. I am very real and blunt. I have a strength that I model in order to help a client build strength to handle the constant changes.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC011711 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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

Written by D.A. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Mary is real. Honest. Blunt. Respectful. Hilarious. She is a great therapist who really cares.

Written by W.H. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Mary's authenticity and realistic approach to therapy. Instead of the colder, more medical feel of counseling that I've experienced in the past, Mary is quick to share relatable stories and make you laugh. I look forward to my sessions with Mary.

Written by B.R. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I went through two other therapists before finding Mary. She is very easy to talk and makes me feel safe with everything I share with her. She has helped me solve my problems and she also just listens when I need to vent. I highly recommend her !

Written by M.I. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is incredible! I look forward to speaking with her. She is very insightful and GREAT at what she does.

Written by A.S. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Mary is amazing and down to earth. Completely different from any therapist I’ve had. None of that oh how do you feel about that kind of therapy. It’s a very comfortable setting

Written by S.A. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very personable and not intimidating. Easy to talk to and has lots of options to help.

Written by K.Y. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing. She has hit my subconscious in the head and made me realize a lot of things about myself. She’s very supportive but also very real about things. I highly recommend Mary as a councilor! Betterhelp has been something I’ve truly needed in my life! Thanks Mary and Betterhelp!!!!!

Written by E.R. on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

After over 24 years of therapy I finally feel like I have someone who actually gets me and actively listens to me rather than just nodding their head and asking how something makes me feel. Much like myself, Mary is not only empathetic, but also bold which is exactly what I need. Her support has been priceless and I would recommend her to everyone.

Written by M.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Thank you Mary for helping me level myself out. You have helped me mentally to get over this huddle. Much appreciated. God bless you!!

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