Hello, I am glad you are here! You are either taking the first step on your journey to wellness or reaching out to continue that journey. I am the founder of "Wellness Place, LLC." After 25+ years of professional experience and study in the areas of social work, mental health and healthcare and many years of self-study in nutrition and philosophy, I have come to realize that well-being depends on more than a healthy body. On my journey through life, I have learned that mental, physical, social and spiritual components make up who we are and how we define ourselves. It is my goal & the goal of "Wellness Place" to help you on your journey to wellbeing.
I have practiced in the field of Social Work since 1993 and hold a BA in Social Work, Minor in Gerontology from Christopher Newport University, an Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Licensure. My areas of practice include healthcare social work, mental health, substance abuse, education, and non-profit, adjunct college professor, and I have published, and written curriculum for educational programs and groups. My Areas of concentration include healthcare, aging, death & dying, grief, oncology, chronic & acute medical conditions. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Biopsychosocial Spritual, Problem Solving, and Systems Theory, but I use an ecclectic, individualized approach based on where you are in life and what direction you wish to take. I like to use very practical ways to address obstacles that are keeping you from the peace you seek. This often includes learning new relaxation techniques, use of resources like worksheets and websites, and proactive approaches to stress and problem prevention.
I consider myself a generalist therapist (kind of like a what a family doctor is in medicine) have successfully assisted people with the following issues:
* Bipolar I and II
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Family and Relationship issues
* Caregiver Stress
* Acute and Chronic Health Conditions, including cancer
* Loss of a loved one, people or pets
* Work related stress
* Aging and age related issues
* Anger/Violence Prevention
* Substance Use and Abuse
I have worked with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, but do not specialize in LBGTQIA issues. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #0904006847 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
I think Mary is great. She listens and also offers proactive advice!
Mary is being super helpful.
Great counselor, the material and support she is giving us is very helpful.