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Mary Widseth, LPC

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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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia

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

License information

MN LPC 2100


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.

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

I meant to give Mary a 10 on that first question! Please change that. Mary is so down to earth and easy to talk to.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

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 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

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 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

I really appreciate Mary as my therapist.

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