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.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 , 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 , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2100 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
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! :)
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.