Currently accepting residents of the State of Delaware and international clients from countries that do not have legal requirements to be licensed in that country. I cannot accept Canadian clients, sorry.
I am a clinical social worker in Delaware with more than 30 years of professional experience in varied settings with clients of diverse backgrounds, including private practice, community mental health, prison populations, and international social work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, concerns related to aging, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I was an expat myself for 3 years so I am familiar with some of the issues involved in living in another country.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I utilize mindfulness and cognitive behavioral-based interventions and incorporate hypnotherapy interventions when appropriate . I believe in a holistic approach to creating change and making improvement in our lives.
Please be aware that I only use messaging as an adjunct in between sessions to communicate. I cannot provide therapy using primarily messaging.
Making the decision to begin therapy and reach out to ask for help can be daunting. Congratulations for taking that step! I look forward to accompanying you on your journey to improved wellness.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DE LCSW Q1-0012206
I high recommend Marylou as a therapist. She is an active listener, intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, empathetic and supportive person. I am so grateful to have met her and I thank her for all that she has done for me. I went through a narcissistic relationship with someone in the past and was trauma bonded with the experience and she has helped me focus on my self worth and self love. Please give her a chance, she will benefit your mental health and happiness.
Written on Sep 10, 2023 after therapy with Marylou for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marylou is great. She listens and gives great feedback while making you accountable for the changes needed to make your life better.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Marylou for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
I’ve only had a few sessions with Marylou but just from the few she’s been able to help me stay motivated for my goals she pushes me to meet them and she’s made a great impact on my anxiety I was skeptic of therapy now I regret not getting it sooner it has made me feel better in ways I thought I was just gonna have to live with also I love how she does the whole therapy thing she explains what my brain is doing why I’m feeling this way she is very informative and supportive I look forward to every one of my sessions with her because I know I’m going to learn something new and how to work on myself to become a better me I would definitely recommend Marylou for anyone with my issues and more she’s an amazing therapist
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Marylou for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem