I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 30 years of experience as a Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and sexuality issues.
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and the Leather community, living within an alternative lifestyle.
My counseling style is respectful and affirming. You have experienced judgment in your life, and I am here to be supportive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and existential theory, believing you have the answers within you. I just help you find them.
I will work with you to define goals and issues, and to communicate with you in a way that is helpful.
I am here to assist you in your journey.
I look forward to working with you!
I am available at unscheduled times throughout the day for chat (times and amount of time vary), and by appointment on my calendar.
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #E.0004951-SUPV (Expires: 2022-11-17)
Other #EL06196 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
MaryAnn is a thoughtful, kind and supportive listener. She was instrumental in helping me feel more confident and capable in my day to day life during the pandemic. Truly a dedicated and caring professional and great source of support.
Understands my main concerns
Offers variety of exercised and solutions that would work for me
She is just very helpful. Whether she is supporting me or giving me advice on how to take steps to better my life.
I have been happier and more motivated since I started counseling with MaryAnn.
MaryAnn has been an amazing councilor. I have made lots of progress thanks to her expert counciling
MaryAnn has been my councilor for the last five weeks. I went in with major issues. She very quickly identified them and verbalised them to me, which made them clearer in my mind. Then she started to work on dismantling them using multiple disciplines eg CBT,EMDR, etc.
I am now a transformed man. I feel much better and able to confront those issues with ease.
She is insightful, empathetic, Frank and open. She always follow up with messages to make sure all is good between sessions.
I can not recommend her enough. She is a star
MaryAnn is amazing! In just a few sessions she has already given me a more positive outlook on life. She is incredibly supportive and I couldn't ask for a better, kinder or more understanding person to work with!
MaryAnn is excellent!!
MaryAnn is so supportive and knowledgeable. If I do not message in a couple of days, she will message first to "check in" with me. She makes me feel as though she sincerely cares about my problems and well-being. I appreciate her guidance to work through the challenges I am dealing with. I know I am not alone in the struggle. I would highly recommend her!
Maryann is very helpful and insightful very therapeutic I will recommend to anyone who needs it.
Maryann has made this whole video/text type of therapy very comfortable. I really appreciate her genuine guidance and patience. She is very attentive and respectful. Responds to my texts quickly and with care. I felt comfortable to open up to her right away and that in only two sessions I know she is going to be a great help for me.
She’s incredible and very supportive and has a very comforting aura!!
I am so grateful for having MaryAnn as my therapist during this difficult time. Asking for help was the best decision I’ve made during the pandemic. MaryAnn is compassionate and direct. She reminds me of my strengths and gently guides me each session towards my higher self. Remembering even the smallest details that I share makes me feel truly heard and seen. I have seen a lot of improvement in my self esteem and self talk since I’ve started talking to her. Life is better with this kind of support on my side. Thank you
My first session was helpful right off the bat. I look forward to working with her more and more.
MaryAnn is the best. She listens to you and really cares about you. She gives me a boost in my day every time I talk to her. I really feel like she cares for me as if I was her child. She always checking on you to see how you’re doing and helps you get the help you need.
Mary helped me to overcome my terrible childhood which still affected me. She helped me trust my judgement, build confidence and gave me the knowledge to identify toxic people before they affect my life, I am forever grateful for that.
I've had a handful of sessions with MaryAnn so far, and she has already been a very big help in my journey towards betterment. She is inquisitive, punctual, very intuitive, headstrong, and empathetic. She doesn't mince words and communicated very directly. She is very respectful and supportive, but is also very clear and direct about the steps necessary towards recovery.
I was matched with MaryAnn and she was extremely quick in reaching out! She was a great listener and was very knowledgeable about the situation I was going through. She provided good suggestions and great resources that could help me and she checked in often to see how I was doing. I would definitely recommend working with her!
Clear with her words and with caring intention MaryAnn helped me see some things from a new perspective very quickly. Was initially skeptical of a remote solution to therapy, but MaryAnn proved to be an excellent resource for me. My advice to anyone hesitating to try this out would be to dive in and trust MaryAnn to help you swim with the current of life.