A Message from Mary

This office is now providing in-person therapy along with teletherapy through a HIPAA-compliant online platform. Please call 816-945-9440 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

I value our relationship and want you to feel emotionally safe and at ease in our work together. When you’re ready, we’ll explore the issue(s) that bring you to therapy. You may be experiencing distress caused by trauma. A history of domestic violence (witnessing or experiencing), sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse, bullying, or neglect all may wreak havoc on your ability to be focused in the present and to feel safe in your body. Perhaps you experience anxiety, panic, work stress, depression, grief, guilt, anger or something else and you don’t know where it comes from or why it’s so intense. You may be thinking about a change in your primary relationship or reducing or eliminating your intake of alcohol or drugs. Whatever the concern, we’ll work together to find new, healthy ways to see and solve problems, so you may find renewed optimism that can bring you a more full and fulfilled life.

I have compassion for all humans. Working with survivors of all kinds of trauma and negative life events has helped me understand how difficult experiences can shape the way we view ourselves, handle relationships, cope with problems and manage our lives. Examining and reframing old narratives about ourselves, as well as what happened to us can offer us more compassion for ourselves and lead to a sense of connection to self and inner peace.

I am certified in and offer eye movement desensitization therapy (EMDR) for those interested and as appropriate. This treatment can be enormously beneficial for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, anxiety and other emotional pain as well. I also use cognitive-behavioral therapy and a host of other therapeutic tools, including your personal strengths and narrative to help you move closer to living the life you want to live.

E-mail or call me now. You’re worth it.

 “Leave some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” – Mary Oliver

Leave some room in your heart for the unimaginable. – Mary Oliver