Mary has a wealth of experience from working over 20 years in the mental health field in a variety of capacities and with a wide range of people. In an alternative school setting, Mary worked with behaviorally handicapped children. She also has had experience with children and families in the child welfare system and worked as a crisis therapist in an emergency room. Mary also enjoys working with individuals who are interested in learning how to communicate effectively within their personal and work relationships. Through a grounded atmosphere, Mary offers her presence, guidance and feedback to help clients feel heard and identify and move towards their goals. Particular client themes such as grief and loss, parenting and relationship issues are of special interest to Mary as is in-depth, focused work. Working with the creative community is also one of her passions.
Mary has experience working with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions/adjustments, sexual orientation, chronic illness, trauma/abuse, early childhood disorders, and relationships. Mary also emphasizes the integration of mind and body and how to be mindful/present.
There are times in life when we feel stuck or are experiencing suffering. At such times, we need support in order to move through and/or change patterns that are no longer of use. Guidance from a professional outside the current situation, Mary believes, can assist us in gaining perspective. Therapy for Mary is a collaborative process through which it is possible to gain insight and awareness that allows us to create new options and move forward.