Mary is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. Mary attended Valparaiso University for her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduating in 2015, and received her Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from Purdue University in 2012. During her time at University, Mary became a member and President of her chapter of Psi Chi National Honor Society at Purdue University (2011) and Member at Large in her chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Valparaiso University (2014).
In the last five years, Mary has focused her practice of Mental Health Counseling on co-occurring Trauma and Substance Use Disorders in teens and adults. Mary has experience in both group and individual therapy for those with PTSD, and other trauma disorders, as well as focusing on recovery therapy for those with opioid and stimulant substance use disorders. Additionally, Mary has worked with many individuals, groups, and families struggling with a range of mental health problems. She has experience working with infants and toddlers bonding with new foster or adoptive parents, and with school age children with behavioral and learning disabilities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Attention Deficit Disorder).
Prior to joining Clearview Counseling, Mary worked as a Mental Health Counselor for both inpatient and outpatient clients struggling with a wide range of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mary focuses on providing care for the whole person and believes that finding balance in physical and mental health is the key to recovery for mental illness and substance abuse. Mary embraces individual creativity in the process of recovery, utilizing art, drama and narrative therapies in her practice. She also teaches the importance of positive realistic thinking, positive imagery and mindfulness to her clients to help clients find balance and control within their own minds.