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Mary Weston, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues
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About me

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 8 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, OCD, Phobias, and Anger Management. Thank you for your time and consideration in building a trusting and effective partnership. ~Mary Dawn

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

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: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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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

Mary Dawn is amazing. She helped me through a really bad time and I love working with her. She helped me find a path back to myself and my strengths and is making me more comfortable with my weaknesses. Or showing me tools to strengthen them. She's the best.

Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Mary Weston is a great therapist. I’m 64 and have been through my share of therapists and shrinks. Ms. Weston is the only one who has ever listened to me and offered strategies to help me feel better that are working. I have been able to work through my issues with her help. She even checks in on me when we aren’t even scheduled to make sure I’m okay. I really have never had such a dedicated and caring healthcare professional involved in my care and I’m so grateful to Better Help for matching me with her.

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 6 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

Mary has been very insightful. She has helped me understand so much I such a short time. I’m in shock actually how enlightened I am in one month.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Mary Dawn is absolutely an incredible therapist. Not only does she have an extensive clinical, research, and practical background, but she is quite relatable and easy to talk with.
She has an almost uncanny sense of when I am ready to dig deep into something I've listed as an area I want to explore (with a host of resources to help), or when I simply need a wide open listening ear to download my week, thought and experiences. Even when it's the latter, she still asks gentle, insightful questions that remind me that while sometimes we're all just coping with life's challenges, she's here to help me move forward and grow.
Every single session has ended with something that helps me in my process, and that's a very special quality in a therapist.

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Mary is a wonderful and compassionate therapist. She has been so supportive and understanding that it has allowed me to understand things about myself I never did. Working with her has made, and will continue making me stronger. I will always appreciate the work she does and her advocacy of me, even when I don't have the strength to advocate for myself.

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes