Painful experiences can leave us feeling fractured or cause us to disown certain emotions or even parts of who we are. In therapy we can learn to nurture these parts of ourselves and move towards wholeness, authenticity, and healing. Together we can honor the ways in which we adapted to pain or trauma (e.g. emotional,relational,sexual, familial, racial) and explore the impact of those adaptations on current self-worth, mental health, and relationships. We can also examine how our individual experiences are informed by our identities, communities, and systems of privlege or oppression.
As a therapist, Mary places primary importance on building a trusting therapeutic relationship within which you feel seen, heard, and respected - especially for the vulnerable and fearful parts of yourself. She has experience in college health centers, inpatient psychiatric units, a domestic abuse agency, and The Emily Program - a national leader in treating eating disorders. She enjoys working with clients around trauma, attachment patterns, shame, sexuality, family of origin concerns, feeling stuck, interpersonal patterns, eating disorders, substance use, and struggles with mood. She enjoys partnering with clients to develop new relationships with food, weight, or body - informed by a Health at Every Size perspective. She believes in the importance of warmth, humor, and transparency in therapy. She is joined in the office by her golden retriever, River.
Mary identifies as a queer, white, cisgender woman and is committed to cultivating cultural humility through self-reflection, consultation, and education. She works with individual adults and youth (11 years or older). Outside of work, she practices her own self-care by walking River, tending to an ever-growing collection of houseplants, attending live music, and reading books while sipping a yummy latte.
*Be aware, Mary is not credentialed with UBH/Medica