Mary Unruh-Tipton

(LMFT)

About Me

Hi! My name is Mary. I've been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California for over 10 years. I earned my Master's of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University in 2003. I decided to pursue my Master's because I was working with people in my community--and saw the benefits that they were gaining from working with Therapists. I decided that that was a way I could help them even more! Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Some of my previous work has included domestic violence, sexual assault, school-based therapy, institutional-based therapy, group therapy, individual and couples-based therapy, family therapy and art therapy.

I have extensive experience working with individuals and families who have presented with a wide variety of issues. Some of the more common issues include anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, and relationship issues. I work from a client-centered perspective, meeting the client where they are at regarding their need for help. Together, I work with the client to define their personal goals through the use of techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFC46307 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Mary is thoughtful, let's you speak your mind without judgment and offers insight without feeling burdened. She is so friendly and personable.

Written by L.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Mary responds promptly to messages, listens well and provides practical feedback. Grateful!

Written by P.A. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

So far Mary has been wonderful in just the few weeks I have been her client! She is really great and patient with my ramblings. She also is very conversational and makes me feel so comfortable! I look forward to continue to work with her and improve on myself and my relationship.

Written by D.E. on Dec 07, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Mary is always on time. She messages me between scheduled appointments if she knows it's going to be a difficult week or just to say have a good weekend. I always feel supported during our sessions.

Written by A.L. on Nov 14, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Wonderful person and therapist. She listens without falling in the background, she participates in conversationa and stimulates her patients to be better and to find answers. I strongly recommend her.

Written by G.I. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Mary is very nice to talk to. She has a great way of communicating and bringing up things in different ways that I would otherwise not see. She's also very helpful and patient and seems to care about her patients. I would highly recommend her. She's helped me realize a lot in a shot time span and in thankful to have been paired with her.