Haddon Heights Office
Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey with over 14 years of experience working with at-risk youth and families through New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC). Mary’s experience includes working in schools, residential homes, outpatient, and in-home crisis programs.
Mary is devoted to impacting and transforming the lives of children, young adults, and families’, and empowering their greatness. She is a Certified Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach ®, a relationship-focused model that builds the inner wealth of both children and adults. Mary holds this approach deeply to her heart and believes in the purpose it serves for all children and adults. Learn More About Nurtured Heart at Mindful Soul
Mary enjoys working with adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, providing a supportive space where clients can feel validated and heard; that their feelings matter. In addition to being a time of self-discovery, young people often find themselves overscheduled, overwhelmed, isolating and struggling to regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Mary supports her clients in developing new skills to express their feelings and process emotions more effectively.
Mary understands the struggles that many teens and college students encounter on the path to becoming who they are, meeting her clients with compassion and empowerment. She also has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA++ Teens, exploring their identity, self-expression, and the fears around coming out. Mary identifies as a lesbian and is an affirming member and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. She strives to make her therapeutic environment a safe space for all genders, religions, cultures, and races.
As a therapist, Mary believes in the transformative quality of a strong therapeutic relationship. She seeks to support her client’s in their healing process the same way she found her own healing: through clarity, curiosity, and a direct approach to breaking old patterns. Mary serves as a dynamic guide to her clients, helping them unpack and rewrite outdated narratives and transform negative beliefs about who they are. She understands the lasting emotional impact of family dysfunction and childhood wounds, giving her clients the opportunity to heal and examine where they’ve come from, and explore who they hope to become.
Mary was born and raised in Gloucester County, NJ, and now resides in Camden County, NJ, with her wife, Nic. Mary enjoys yoga, exercising, cooking, hiking, volunteering, and traveling the United States with Nic. They also love to explore new cuisines and new restaurants in the Tri-state area.