Mary is a licensed independent clinical social worker who believes in a relational approach to therapy. She has a particular interest in working with survivors of all forms of trauma, including witnessing or experiencing violence, complicated grief, abuse, or spiritual trauma. Mary is certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy and, when appropriate, utilizes EMDR as part of the therapy process.
In the midst of this serious work, Mary seeks to find hope, joy, and humor –and a renewed enthusiasm for life. Along with EMDR, Mary utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Mary also encourages her clients to pursue a wholistic approach to health, incorporating exercise, proper sleep and nutrition, spiritual practices, nurturing relationships, and activities they enjoy.
Mary and her husband have two young adult children, as well as a dog and a cat. She enjoys reading, drinking coffee, working out at the Y, spending time on Lake Minnetonka, and cheering on the Vikings.