Mary Vietmeier

LPCC

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 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

Years of Experience: 21

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

OH LPCC E.0004159


Reviews

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.

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

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 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 a very caring person.

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

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 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

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 relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

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 Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Mary is very perceptive. She's very atuned to my needs, she listens and projects a kind heart.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Mary has a wealth of experience to share with clients. Unfortunately when I logged in to schedule a session as part of our plan for me to check in every few months she'd sent me an all caps message saying she'd discharged me. I'm not clear why this was as I'd not requested to be discharged and I was checking in under the schedule we created as part of my treatment plan.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Mary was very attentive, and didn't compare my situation with others throughly understood that I had a problem that was mine alone and was willing to be there with me even if she didnt fo through what I had been through. She made me feel like she was there and will continue to be there even when I am better. I never thought I would have a therapist to understand me as a person and not a situation. I would love

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

If you need someone who is calm and comforting and who actually listens to you, then this is the therapist you need.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Has great advice listens to me she’s a wonderful therapist

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is such an incredible person, therapist, listener, and an amazing advocate. She has taken the time to teach me so many strategies that I use and sometimes don't even realize. The time she has taken to help me through so many things in my life in just a short period of time is so inspiring. She is ALWAYS so engaged and is so open to changing my schedule even if it is last minute, I don't like doing that, but she is so great at helping me adjust to my needs. I hope that whoever gets to experience the presence of Mary is happy, loved, and feels such relief just like I have! She is the best! Also need to add I have never done therapy up until recently and she was the first person to be my therapist and from the minute we meet I knew she was going to be my therapist and the person to help! Everyone needs a Mary in their life!

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s great!

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I cannot thank Mary enough for helping me to open up and truly examine my emotions allowing me to see myself more clearly than ever before.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Working with Mary over the past few months have been extremely helpful for me. She is very knowledgeable and insightful, but it is also so clear that she cares about me as an individual, which is much more than I expected when I first began this experience.

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

Mary has been a great help, helping me know why my feelings are and why. I have never had to have a counselor before but the last yr has been rough, Mary has help me understand why I’m feeling the way I do. She is a good therapist I would recommend her highly

Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Mary has been an amazing resource and support system for me. She has taken time to get to know me and offers me a safe space to feel heard. I appreciate her so much!

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Mary is extremely knowledgeable and professional with therapy sessions. She has already been a huge help in a very little time.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

Mary has been an excellent match for me. She is a great listener as well as practitioner who has the background and experience to help me work through my concerns.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Mary has been so kind and has given alot of insight to my life. Over time she showed me her dedication and how caring she was to always be thinking about my needs.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mary is amazing

Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Mary is a very astute therapist. She listens intently to what is being shared and then thoughtfully responds with very relatable and targeted insight. Though very honest and direct about her observations, she exhibits a high level of empathy and respect toward the client. She recommends exercises that are helpful, offering support as you work through them. Being the first time I have ever engaged in therapy sessions, I was apprehensive and unsure of what to expect. Mary was quick to make me feel at ease and by the end of our first session, it was very clear that she is highly trained and experienced in her field.

Written on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

Mary is a very genuine and caring therapist! She listens to you, understands your concerns, and tries very hard to meet your needs. I would recommend Mary!

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