Mary Wilkinson


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Philadelphia, PA who has worked in the mental health and social work fields for over 12 years.

As a therapist, I am guided by the belief that all people possess strengths and resilience that can be tapped into even during the most difficult of times. This strengths-based approach is how I enter all therapeutic relationships. You are the expert on yourself!

My style of therapy draws most often from Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), motivational interviewing, and short-term solution-focused therapy models. These three intervention approaches are client-centered and seek to find clarity, purpose, and focus when challenges seem out of control.

I also have extensive training in understanding the impacts of trauma on the mind and body. I incorporate many breathing and meditation practices to help individuals calm the stress response, feel grounded in their bodies, and regulate intense emotions.

Finally, I am acutely aware of systemic inequalities that disadvantage some and privilege others. I work with individuals and groups who face discrimination due to race, gender, cultural background, immigration status, disabilities, religion, and age. It is very important to me that all people have a safe place, free of judgment, to explore their needs and strengths in therapy. Therefore I listen intently and provide validation and empathy with all clients.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW019546 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by J.E. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Mary was a delight to work with. She's consistent and professional.
Kind, wise, has a sense of humor. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Written by J.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

She’s pretty amazing at listening.

Helps me sees thing differently although we r still establishing trust, I am pretty confident she has my best interest. To help me remain calm and strengthen my mental health.