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Mary Vietmeier, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Mary Vietmeier. I am passionate about life and all the complexities that come with it. I have been a caregiver since childhood being the oldest of four and then followed my mother's footsteps as a registered nurse (1975). I loved nursing having worked in surgery, labor and delivery, and cancer research until 1988 when I sustained a serious back injury. Nursing as I knew it was no longer an option. I returned to school and retreaded my career graduating from Capital University (1993) Summa Cum Laude. I was accepted and graduated from Ohio State University (2001) and became a licensed clinical professional counselor in Ohio (2001) qualified to diagnose and treat mental issues as well as adjustment concerns. After retiring in 2016 an opportunity to study theology in seminary was offered to me, I accepted and graduated in May 2020 with a Masters in Divinity. Summer of 2021 I completed an internship at Providence Medical center in Anchorage as a chaplain. I tended to the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering severe and often life-threatening circumstances. Caring for family and friends was frequently included.

As a nurse I experienced the coming, going, and what's inside of humans pertaining to physical health. As a mental health therapist, I understand the realities of mental, emotional, and life crises. As a theologian, I understand religious traditions, belief systems and how these can be or in some cases are not spiritually comforting.

Now you might be asking why I am telling you all this. My approach is from a person-centered holistic point which looks at who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually with no judgments. Diversity is a beautiful aspect of nature including humanity. We are complex creatures and our behavior is intertwined with the whole of who we are. Working with someone who "gets who you are as a whole" and accepts you just as you are is foundational to therapy that is effective and satisfying.

I have extensive experience with treating depression, anxiety, health crisis, relationship issues, and issues involving spirituality, organized religion, and your journey and life purpose. While occasionally making an exception due to circumstances, I do not typically do family and marriage counseling; addictions, or ADHA. My preference is to work with individuals using the video option as 80 % of communication is nonverbal. Whether it is one specific issue you seek help with or a multifaceted history of compounding issues, I feel confident as we work together you will gain some clarity, greater insight into yourself, an increased understanding of others, and choices will become clear. No matter how bad things might seem right now there is always a degree of hope. I have lived a life of resiliency and want to share that strength with others by using the eclectic collection of skills from years of professional training and life experience. The first step of reaching out is not easy . . . . . however when you take that step you will no longer be alone on your journey.

Thank you for reading this and getting to know a little about me. I look forward to the opportunity to meet, get to know you, and share this part of your life's journey.
It would be my honor.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

OH LPCC E.0004159


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Vietmeier. 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 helped me work through a traumatic experience. She helped peel back the layers and learn to look at things in a new way. It took time and many sessions, but I came out better on the other side and no longer feel the weight of what happened.
She pushed me when she thought I was ready. I am incredibly grateful for her expertise and support.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

Mary is phenomenal. She is incredibly experienced and gifted. Sitting on the other side of Mary, I knew I would be understood, accepted, encouraged and challenged. Her depths of knowledge, compassion, dedication and authenticity created a space that allowed me to be vulnerable and honest in the healing process. I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Mary is a very caring person.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Mary is an excellent therapist! She is open, a great listener and provided the feedback I needed to address the obstacles in my life. She is intelligent and easy to get along with. Would definitely recommend her!

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I’m very happy with my experience with Mary, she’s gives great feed back and exercises to help work out issues. I’d happily refer her to anyone of my friends

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Mary is a gift and someone I highly recommend. She’s insightful, respectful, compassionate, honest, wise, and professional in her sessions. I’ve only had a few sessions with her but recognize that she is a gem in the world of counseling. She utilizes the time very well, offers useful solutions, and it feels like she comes right alongside of you to walk with you through things.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes