Mary has been working in the mental health field since 2008. Drawn initially to work with alcohol and drug addiction, her first experience after getting her license to practice in the addictions field was in developing and running an alcohol and drug program for unhoused adults struggling to navigate life in the mid-peninsula area. Here she honed an already deep appreciation and eye for resilience, strength, internal, and interpersonal resources that rise and fall from visibility in times of challenge.
In addition to her work in dual-diagnosis program development, Mary has experience working with mandated clients in the Minnesota and California DUI system, wraparound case management for clients dealing with serious and persistent mental health challenges, and inpatient hospital-based residential and outpatient chemical dependency treatment. For the past year she has been receiving clinical training and supervision as an MFT Trainee and Intern at Process Therapy Institute and Pathways Home Health and Hospice. Mary is currently under the clinical supervision of Carol Hadlock, MFC15315.
Mary practices with constant awareness of her role as a consultant and co-navigator. She is mindful that every client that seeks a therapeutic relationship has been making the best decisions they can with their current circumstances and awareness, and is honored to add her own perspective, experience, and knowledge when consulted.
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