Hello! I’m Mary.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #114262
My name is Mary Parker and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for over four years and I absolutely love what I do! I truly value all of my clients and the relationships that we create. My counseling approach uses a relational and attachment-based lens, as I believe the relationships we form with ourselves and others are integral to healing. I have an integrative approach to counseling that utilizes a combination of modalities including CBT, DBT, person-centered, relational, and narrative approaches.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process where I can help my clients empower themselves to make desired changes, find acceptance, and live true to their authentic selves. My role as a therapist is to maintain a stance of nonjudgment, empathy, and unconditional positive regard at all times in order to help my clients feel safe navigating and expressing complex issues. I strive to bring a sense of genuineness, open-mindedness, and even a little humor into my work with my clients.
Outside of counseling, I am a sports fanatic. I love the San Francisco Giants and I attend games as often as I can! I have 20+ years of experience as a martial art practitioner and enjoy being active with my chocolate lab, Bailey.
My Approach & Values
I have extensive experience counseling children, teenagers, adults, and groups. My primary experience includes working with childhood trauma, LGBTQIA+ related issues, sexual abuse/assault trauma, depression, self-harm, attachment-related issues, and anxiety. I have experience treating complex trauma with brain spotting and using play therapy with children.
After graduating in 2019 with a Master’s of Science in Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked counseling children and teens for two years at a local non-profit. My experience includes two years at Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico, where I was fortunate to counsel individuals with LGBTQIA+ specific issues. I also worked for Chico State’s Counseling and Wellness Center counseling the college population, where my primary focus was counseling groups and individuals with sexual trauma-related issues.
- Self Harm, Depression, and Anxiety
- Childhood, Sexual, and Complex Trauma
- LGBTQIA+ related issues
- Two years at local non-profit counseling children and teens
- Two years at Stonewall Alliance
- Worked at Chico State’s Counseling and Wellness Center with a primary focus in Sexual Trauma
- Earned Bachelors degree in Psychology from Chico State in 2011
- Earned Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chico State in 2019
- Pursuing Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University
I Work With Individuals, Adolescents, and Children.
- I work at the Cohasset Office.
- I charge $130 for the first session and $100 per session thereafter.
- I see clients both in person and via TeleHealth.
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