Greetings, my name is Mary Dawn Weston, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama. I am absolutely passionate about this field and working with clients to enhance their lives by reducing stress and negative outcomes. We will work together pursuing resolution to your identified needs by utilizing evidence-based therapies such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other modalities. My pledge is to always start where you are with confidence, clarity, and compassion. With 11 years' experience in the field plus a lifetime of diverse personal experience, I would be honored to help aid with issues, resources, or any mental health concerns you may have. My specialties include PTSD, Anxiety, Addiction, Co-Dependency, Domestic Violence, Marital/Relationship issues, Phobias, and Anger Management. Thank you for your time and consideration in building a trusting and effective partnership. ~Mary Dawn
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AL LICSW 4856C
She is by far the best therapist. She’s kind & listens to my concerns. She helps me with keeping my ducks in a row. Honestly without her I wouldn’t know how I would be.
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
The best therapist that I could’ve ever asked for!!! She is very attentive and at the same time will challenge you and make you more open minded about things that you never thought of and you’ll become a better version of yourself from it! Highly recommend!
Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Really love having Mary there to help guide me on my healing journey! She articulates scientific information in a way that is easily understood. She also uses different methods to attack the issue you’re having, like using worksheets and at home exercises.
On top of that she is a joy to do therapy with, I feel understood, cared for, and comfortable enough to opening up about things that, in the past would’ve caused shame.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Mary has been such a wonderful support me over these past few months. Her communication and thoughtfulness is very important to me. I appreciate all her hard work and dedication to helping me feel and be my best self.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Mary Weston is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens and I feel heard. She offers real life, practical advice that has really helped me to feel better. She is caring and professional and I trust her completely. She is experienced and knowledgeable and I finally feel like I’ve found the perfect therapist for me.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She’s an amazing therapist! Best I’ve ever had.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem