Mary has worked as social worker in a wide variety of settings for over 25 years. She graduated from Lynchburg College, receiving a Master’s Degree in Special education, and from VSU, receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her experience includes Department of social services, residential treatment, treatment foster care, counseling, foster parent training, adoptions (counseling/child preparation/parent support/attachment) and clinical supervision. The focus of her clinical work is on helping children, families and adults with individualized interventions become the agents of their own change. Mary relies on both disciplines in understanding the needs of clients and addressing that need from both developmental and mental health lense. Mary believes that the whole person must be understood and engaged during therapeutic process. She is committed to social justice, the dignity and worth of all persons, and the importance of positive human relationships.