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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
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 , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
LPCC #E.0004159 (Expires: 2024-01-16)
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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.
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.
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
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!
Mary is extremely knowledgeable and professional with therapy sessions. She has already been a huge help in a very little time.
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.
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.
Mary is amazing
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.
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!