Mary has worked with adolescents and their families since 2006. In her approach to therapy, she invites Skyterra guests to examine relationship patterns and gain awareness of how to positively contribute to interpersonal effectiveness, establish meaningful connections and set appropriate personal boundaries with self and others.
Self-concept, unmet needs, and goals are explored for reaching full potential. Communication strategies are introduced and practiced establishing healthy emotional regulation, meaningful engagement with others, and appropriate boundaries for self-care. Emotional safety, establishing self-respecting boundaries, and learning how to connect and attune to your own needs and the needs of others is a focus in therapy.
Mary is a Certified Trainer in CRM, the Community Resiliency Model’s 6 wellness skills for nervous system rebalancing and a sense of well-being. She uses uss Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change to support movement within the change process. Mary has advanced training in Brainspotting treatment techniques, Jungian Psychodynamic Theory and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
Mary says: “My most rewarding and meaningful experiences have been through a connection with nature, the outdoors, and the care and keeping of horses. Life in a foreign country has been my most challenging and humbling experience: Chile on a Peace Corps assignment, watching the collapse of the Berlin Wall and living in the Czech Republic during Vaclav Havel’s leadership, and the division of Czechoslovakia into two Republics.”
Selected Certifications and Achievements
- MBA Brenau University
- MA Counseling Psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute
- PhD Psychology/Saybrook University & Jung Education Center
- Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Certified Trainer
- PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
- Natural Lifemanship Equine Assisted
- Psychotherapy Facilitator
- Peace Corps Tour