La Vie Counseling Associates

Growing Toward Wholeness Through Positive Life Changes


About Mary

Mary has over twenty years’ experience as a marriage and family therapist. She received her Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University after completing her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bethany College in West Virginia.

She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient treatment, substance abuse treatment, school-based counseling, and family and individual counseling in a non-profit agency. She worked at a private, non-profit agency for her first few years in California before joining a group practice in Mission Viejo. She later took on the leadership of that group which became LaVie Counseling Associates in 1998.

Mary employs a systems approach; using a wide variety of perspectives and approaches as the situation demands. She enjoys helping people to work through change, empowering them with skills and insight.

Mary is an active member of her church, Trabuco Presbyterian, and brings her framework of a Christian perspective to her work, whenever appropriate. She is a board member of the Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County. Her professional affiliations incude that American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

Workshops & Groups

  • One Day Families in Recovery Intensive Workshop

    Held Monthly

  • Setting Boundaries With Addiction in the Family

    An ongoing support group

  • Boundaries Lab Workshop

    Developing Boundaries in relationship and everyday life

  • > Go to Workshop page for details


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