Mary Unruh-Tipton


About Me

Hi! My name is Mary. I've been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California for over 10 years. I earned my Master's of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University in 2003. I decided to pursue my Master's because I was working with people in my community--and saw the benefits that they were gaining from working with Therapists. I decided that that was a way I could help them even more! Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Some of my previous work has included domestic violence, sexual assault, group therapy, individual and couples-based therapy, family therapy and art therapy.

I have experience working with couples and families in a variety of settings. I work from a client-centered perspective, meeting the clients where they are at regarding their need for help. Some important things that may need to be addressed are communication, keeping the balance in the relationship, teaching healthy coping skills for dealing with partners, helping them let go of resentment in the relationship, and understanding when the relationship is over.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #MFC46307 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by H.E. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s been so great and I’m excited to keep working with her.

Written by J.E. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary is very friendly and warm but also knows how to pinpoint issues and steer our counseling in the right direction. We are very happy with our therapist match and look forward to working with her going forward.

Written by J.O. on Sep 12, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary has been a tremendous help to us. Her compassion and understanding is exactly what we need.

Written by S.H. on Mar 29, 2019 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful, caring, and confident!