Mary prides herself in providing uncompromising care and compassion for her clients. She believes therapy to be collaborative and unique to every individual’s specific needs. She values working with clients of all ages, backgrounds and spiritual practices, developing multicultural sensitivity and respect for the therapeutic process.
During the therapy process, Mary enjoys using creativity, humor, mindfulness and the therapeutic alliance to empower individuals to develop their strengths, repair and improve their relationships and build trust in facing struggles in life. She focuses on client’s core values to build more meaningful connection and positivity in each client’s life. Mary has extensive experience treating adolescents, young adults and their families in residential, partial hospitalization programs and outpatient settings.
Mary provides care to individuals who struggle with mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, depression, unprocessed anger and non-suicidal self-injury. She holds space for bringing in the loved ones of her clients to support them in the recovery process. Her evidence based approach and focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion allow her to work effectively with those that are completely new to therapy and those that have had various levels of care.
Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University. An Ohio native, Mary has also lived in Louisiana and Texas before landing in Illinois for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Mary is a clinician and avid sports lover who enjoys her free time with her husband, daughter and two beagles.