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 was working with marginalized groups of adults who had 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 Spanish. Another issue where I was able to understand barriers due to my own 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 with environments where one side isn’t as strong as the other.
My experience post-masters 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 the 2 years in the office, I have worked with adults from many backgrounds including, transgender, bi-sexual, addictions, 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 is something that 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 techniques to assist them with anxiety/depression, ADHD, Autism, relationship skills, overall functioning. Another strength is that I have worked with individuals with language barriers using picture books, rebus boards, sign language, and Spanish.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Widseth. 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 Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Mary is truly my favorite therapist that I’ve ever had. She provided a space that made me feel comfortable sharing what I deem as traumatic experiences and uncomfortable memories. She also checks in via messaging, which was highly appreciated. I would recommend Mary to people who are open-minded and those who are ready to start the process of overcoming their trauma. She really helped me, and from the reviews, it seems she has touched other people as well.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Mary is very patient, listens well and has had great ideas and insights to help improve my situation. I have enjoyed working with Mary.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

I really appreciate Mary as my therapist.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So caring and understanding, feel better after our visits.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very easy to talk to has great ideas and way to help.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Mary was wonderful to work with. She is caring, listens and responds to your situation with solution based work to help improve your mindset. She was prompt in responses. Highly recommend if you want honest and open communication.

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I recommend Mary to anyone who is looking for a down to earth therapist. She has great insight and has helped me through some troubling times!

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mary has helped me in more ways than I can even express. She has help me go through so many life changes and is a constant support in my life.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

very kind and understanding!

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, adhd, and family conflicts

Mary is helpful and understanding In my time of need.

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mary has been great, very understanding and gives excellent input and suggestions.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel that she is the first person that has actually listened to me and what’s been goin on in my head in a very long time!

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I really enjoy Mary, she has helped me a ton

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Mary is kind, patient, funny, and knowledgeable. I always feel heard and she not only has great suggestions and ideas, but she asks thought provoking questions and encourages me to explore my own mind and behavior. Mary is extremely easy to talk to and I never feel judged, I highly recommend her!

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

mary has been an angel! she is very patient and conversation flows smoothly with her

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, grief, and sleeping disorders

Mary has been great! Always giving me the opportunity to discuss whatever needed and also offering ideas to help me through situations or daily life stuff.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

It’s been a wonder working with Mary.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Very kind and helpful

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Am comfortable speaking with her. I trust her.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am please so far with the counseling I am receiving. Mary is a very good listener and helps me deal with my depression I am facing. Also has me do very helpful exercises and work sheets. I am very pleased thus far

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mary is extremely kind and understanding. She has a wealth of knowledge and ideas that have been helpful in me becoming mentally and emotionally stable. I would like to continue my sessions with her. She is easy to talk to compassionate, empathetic, and intelligent. I am glad she is my therapist.

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mary is a wonderful therapist, She has helped me in a lot do ways I didn’t expect to be helped in. She was very good at listening to me, and explaining new coping skills with me.

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have enjoyed my sessions and chats with Mary. For not being able to see her she did a wonderful job catching on to who I am and how I needed help. She is very kind, caring and considerate.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

I have had a couple of sessions with Mary she has given me several ways to deal with my anxiety and is very understanding of my situation.

Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and adhd

Mary Widseth provides me with the support and insight I need. I have been working with her for several months and plan to continue on! I would highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Very helpful and insightful.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary is receptive to feedback. Helps find resources requested. Sometimes gives advice that hasn't been asked for or sidetracks the conversation. Over all very kind, compassionate and encouraging

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Very compassionate human being, is easy to convey feelings to her, she works for me

Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Mary seems great - I simply feel like I've thrown a note her way and she's let me know the lifeline is available when I'm ready, but we really haven't had much chance to connect (yet). I appreciate her continued efforts, I promise! :)

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mary has been wonderful to work with. She has helped me process some big decisions and has been very responsive and attentive. I am just getting started but so far things are going great.

Work with me!