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Mary Widseth, LPC

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

Hello, my name is Mary Lynn Widseth, my passion is helping people learn to understand themselves and those around them. I currently hold a master’s degree in Community Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. I am a licensed LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor) and certified as a CRC ( Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) whose area of focus is adults. I received my Master’s degree from Saint Cloud State University and a certificate in Autism and my Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin -Stout with a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. The experience I generated using my bachelor's was working with marginalized groups of adults with cognitive, mental, physical, or communication issues related to working environments. During this time I facilitated group and individual placements and provided transportation. In addition, I provided on-the-job training so the individual understood how to perform their jobs efficiently. Communication with the staff, client, and employer was a crucial component especially when language is a barrier such as Sign Language and conversational Spanish. Another issue where I was able to understand barriers due to my impediments stemming from my diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy at a young age made it easier for me to relate to their struggles. This diagnosis helped me think creatively to resolve issues in environments where one side isn’t as strong as the other.
My experience post-master degree has been completing in-home therapy for children aged 7 to 18 and their families for 2 years and an additional 2 years working with adults and children in an office setting as a mental health therapist. During my 2 years in the office, I have worked with adults from many backgrounds including, transgender, bi-sexual, addictions, and surgical alterations of the body for improvement of physique and mental health. The biggest issue children have is in the area of behavior/ emotional regulation, communication, and social/ family relationships, which adults struggle with as well. I have used several techniques that have helped children and their families in resolving these issues. When working with adults I used many therapeutic methods to assist them with anxiety/depression, ADHD, Autism, relationship skills, and overall functioning. Another strength is that I have worked with individuals with language barriers using picture books, rebus boards, and sign language.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

MN LPC 2100

Reviews

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Mary has helped me in so many ways. Thanks to you guys for hiring her so I could connect with her

Written on Dec 13, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Mary is excellent!

Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Mary is a very sympathetic and caring person. She listens, and really is overall a genuine person who relates and helps me understand. I really appreciate her help and advice❤️

Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Great therapist very helpful advice, very easy to talk to.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Mary has been very helpful! In just one video session, she provided me with some tools I can use immediately to help mne with my issue.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Mary is probably the best therapist I have ever worked with. Feels like a truly safe space. No judgement. And feeling like I am so much more mindful. Still have a ways to go, but feels like progress.

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd