Did you know that ALL of us have trauma in some form? And did you know that our bodies carry that trauma and get activated any time we experience stress? And because it is typically impossible to think clearly when our trauma responses are activated, so many of us encounter deep struggles in managing them effectively or finding any meaningful change even when participating in therapy. This is why she utilizes somatic approaches backed up by neuroscience to address complicated emotions that can access healing holistically.
Intrigued? Just wait until you try it!! As a therapist that has practiced since 2007, Mary has found a method to access all our parts in this work while emphasizing humor, self-compassion, and authenticity. With a strong interest in neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and attachment theory, she focuses on your internal resources that bring you back to your highest self. She is also certified in Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which uses bilateral eye movements to quickly heal the negative effects of trauma in the body in just 1-4 sessions, on average. She is also trained in Phase 1 Brainspotting, which can access repressed memories and heal pre-verbal or in utero trauma, even if you tend to dissociate.
Her clientele is now adults, but she has two decades of experience working with behavioral and emotional challenges in children and parenting skills.
She is committed to identifying and dismantling her own colonial influences and especially passionate about LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC experiences in order to sustain the greater community with a focus on inclusion for all populations, identities, and lifestyles, so we might understand how to best address our unique needs in order to access our best selves everywhere we work and play.
When she’s not working her dream job, Mary finds joy in gardening, hiking, singing/playing/dancing to music, studying herbalism, throwing pottery, or thinking of creative ways for her own kids to entertain her.
It would be an absolute honor to support you in your journey.