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Life isn't about finding yourself. 

 Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

 
Two Dried Leaves

Interactive & Goal-Oriented Therapy

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

 
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Engaging therapeutic approach

Explore trauma & relationship patterns; develop distress tolerance, emotional regulation & healthy coping skills; strengthen self-confidence & personal empowerment.

A good fit:  clients must feel connected to and understood by their therapist.  My first priority is to create a safe and trusting space.

Client-centered:  clients are the experts about themselves.  My approach is to help you develop your goals and your path forward. 

Strengths-based:  while many clients present with a specific set of problems, our work will also reveal your unique skills and abilities. 


Interactiveactive and nonjudgmental listening is critical to a successful relationship.  I follow the lead and pace of my individual clients; at the same time, I ask reflective questions and provide feedback.

Evidence-based practices:  client-tailored interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy​; dialectical behavioral therapy; interpersonal and motivational;  psychodynamic; family systems; and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

 
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Services I Offer

Psychotherapy and counseling that can be

long-term and goal oriented or shorter-term and solution focused.




Specializing in

*depressive, anxiety & obsessive-compulsive disorders

*mood & personality disorders

*trauma & stress disorders

*bereavement, grief & loss

*chronic illness & caregiving

*interpersonal violence and abuse 

*gender & LGBTQI-related issues

*middle-age, job & family transitions

 

Individual Therapy

Together, we’ll work to address acute and chronic stressors, develop effective coping skills, and foster positive thought patterns and behavior. I will help you create a path forward that includes healthy relationships and increased self-confidence.

I work with adolescents (12-17);  young and middle-aged adults; and seniors.  

Couples Therapy

Trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I help clients manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and build renewed purpose and hopeful futures.  Couples will develop tools to work through fights, prevent escalation and avoid relapse.

I work with young and dating couples, pre-marital and long-married couples and couples in transition.  

Group therapy

Trained in group dynamics and experienced in group therapy, I seek to facilitate therapy and support groups dealing with issues such as:  career changes in mid-life, grief and loss in death or divorce, and LGBTQI and bullying issues for youth.

Looking to host a psycho-ed and/or support group for parents of LGBTQI children.

Please contact me should you have any interest in participating in group work.

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About Mary

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.  I have worked as a psychotherapist in a group private practice, at a private counseling agency and a community mental health clinic, and as a school social worker.  Equally as important, I have a wide variety of personal and professional life experiences.


I have clinical training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and mindfulness training; bereavement, grief and loss, caretaking for individuals with chronic illness, families in transition, including divorce and job loss; and with LGBTQ context and gender transitioning. 

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Office Hours & Fees

Weekday/evenings 9-9 & Saturdays 10-5

New clients welcome.  All major credit cards accepted.

60-minute individual session: $170 

90-minute couples session: $225

 sliding scale fees where appropriate

Insurance:  Out of Network Benefits 

(Aetna and Medicare pending)

 

Contact Me

123 South Ave East, Westfield, NJ 07090

908.312.0987

 

908.312.0987

123 South Ave East, Westfield, NJ 07090

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