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Mary Short, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Social Worker licensed in New Mexico with over 10 years of experience working within homelessness, addictions and violence. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I most frequently use Dialectical Behavioral therapy and am happy to work with people experiencing difficulties with emotion regulation and with interaction with others.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues

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, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NM LCSW c-08572


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Short. 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.

I couldn't be happier with Mary Helen. She is warm, caring, friendly, and her insightful counsel has helped me so much to grow through some difficult times in my life. She helped me develop the emotional muscles so I can hold my own, and I am very grateful for her guidance on my journey.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

She's great. Very understanding and supportive. But also very down to earth and that makes her very easy to talk to especially if you struggle with opening up to people. Would recommend strongly.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Mary is easy to talk with and understands me I look forward to our sessions

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's listens, has great insight

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Maryhelen is excellent!! I highly recommend her! She’s down to earth and works on troubleshooting the issues I’m dealing with through DBT methods. I’ve had several therapists in the past, but Maryhelen is the first therapist I’ve encountered that actually gives me hope for learning useful habits and lifelong tools to live the best quality life I can.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Maryhelen has been incredibly thoughtful and helpful with my many concerns. I hadn’t felt so comfortable with a therapist before and it’s been a huge emotional relief.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes