I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 16 years working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I earned my Master's in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois and become licensed in Illinois and recently in Montana. I have experience with people who have depression, anxiety, PTSD and grief issues. I have also done therapy with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and have experienced other trauma in their lives. I have a therapy style that draws on several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. I believe that holistic approaches that acknowledge the mind, body and spirit connection can be very effective with people who are dealing with today's fast paced lives that often lead to stress related problems.
Couples come to therapy for many reasons from affairs, poor communication, fighting, and extended family issues. I often use an Emotional Intelligence approach to help couples look at destructive communication patterns and emotional reactivity and how this is impacting their relationship. Couples will be active in creating a plan to move forward using their own strengths and applying aspects of Gottman's Couples Therapy.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LCSW #149-012378 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
LCSW #BBH-LCSW-LIC-23859 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Mary has your back! Tons of experience and a genuine connection. She also doesn't take on too many patients.