For most of my career I have worked with families in crisis from divorce, substance abluse, famlies with custody issues, children caught between warring parents, and have trained dozens of therapists to become excellent therapists, grounded in compassion. As a business owner and director of a non profit for over 3 decades I know the stress of managing the day to day operations, the challenges of keep the doors of a non profit open and employees paid. I have worked with families who own their small businesses and helped them sort out the home to work and work to home clashes. I love my work as a consultant and therapist and welcome your inquiries! Text your name and something about your problem and we will get back to you!
Mary O'Connor, LMFT
Founder & Principle
Mary O'Connor is an experienced licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has had years of experience working with couples and families in transition. She has worked in the field of family counseling, substance abuse recovery and prevention of family violence. She has been training therapists for over 25 years and loves the work she does with couples and families. She has written books on anger management and getting through divorce and several published articles in newspapers and websites. Her sense of humor is contagious. She will help you prioritize your challenges. Whether its a few sessions or a longer time, she will support your process of healing.
Her problem solving professional approach is combined with great admiration of her clients who are experiencing many of life's challenges.
Mary will help you sort out your feelings about what you are experiencing and help you build confidence in your ability to cope with difficult problems you are facing.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who co-founded and developed a successful non profit corporation from the ground up. During her career as therapist and business consultant, she has created and maintained innovative programs and protocols, garnered contracts and partnerships with other agencies. Says Mary, "I love being a therapist! So grateful for finding such a rewarding profession that brings me so much joy!"
If you are experiencing the stress whether from running a family business, managing a pre teen or teen, caring for aging parents, juggling marriage, family owned business, transitioning in your work life, you are not alone. Those who use our consultations have found innovative ways to communicate better at home and at work. The process is not easy. It requires the teamwork of the family and the therapist. The rewards are worth it.
What clients say
"Coming from therapists who have given bad information, seemed uninterested, and whom have not championed our relationship, I am so grateful for Mary. She has listened, understood our issues (as a couple and individually), and given active tasks that we can do, or ways of changing our paradigm, to understand ourselves and each other better. She also has given our relationship the confidence we have needed to start to mend our relationship, and instilled hope that we will have a bright future ahead - despite our rocky past. Mary is AWESOME!
"Mary is wonderful and really easy to talk to."
Mary is compassionate and thoughtful. She listens and encourages. She has been helpful on my journey.