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 J.E. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary Unruh-Tipton gave us such sound and grounded guidance through a very difficult time. We have set some great boundaries and are well on our way to a better year because of her. We look forward to meeting with her again down the road for another "relationship oil change" - we will miss her until then!

Written by M.A. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary is a great therapist. Both my husband and I enjoy talking to her. She is easy to talk to and explains everything to our level of understanding. She's very down to earth and it sounds like she genuinely wants to help.

Written by J.O. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Mary for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Very talented and helpful

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

Very helpful, caring, and confident!