Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at our Stone Ridge location. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She worked in community mental health and as a mobile crisis clinician prior to doing individual therapy.
Mary works with teenagers, adults, and couples, and specializes in female adolescents and adult women. She enjoys empowering girls and women, helping them improve their self-esteem and self-confidence. She wants them to find their own voices, enabling them to be advocates for themselves. She also enjoys working with couples on strengthening their bond and improving their emotional connection. Mary sees clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship and communication issues, and others.
Mary utilizes several treatment modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, strengths-based approach, and others. She recognizes the most important factor in effecting change is the therapeutic relationship, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable environment where her clients feel heard and understood. Mary believes that anyone who has the desire to change can do so. She wants her clients to lead more meaningful and healthier lives.
Mary utilizes a whole-body approach and helps clients recognize how all aspects of the person function together and are equally important. She emphasizes the importance of learning to manage stress and being able to take control of your emotions and reactions, even when you can’t control your environment. Mary is results-oriented and is invested in helping her clients making changes that will benefit them.
Mary was born and raised in Maryland and now lives in Virginia with her husband. She works on her own whole-body wellness, and enjoys yoga, healthy cooking, and spending time with her close-knit family and friends. She also loves animals and connecting with nature. Mary is passionate about educating people on mental health, improving access to services, and decreasing the stigmas that still surround mental and emotional challenges.