Mary Coombs, LCSW
Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience in mental health services. They enjoy helping individuals work through questions of identity and fulfillment. They specialize in supporting individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders, complex trauma (PTSD, attachment trauma, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, immigration and relocation trauma, oppression and social exclusion,) autism and developmental delays, and those struggling with questions of gender and sexuality.
When not engaged in therapy, Mary maintains a social media platform as the Anti-Grooming Guardian. They also write novels and children’s books aimed at enhancing cultural conversations regarding prevention of abuse and healing from trauma.
A firm believer in the healing power of animals, music, movement, art, and nature, Mary incorporates all of the above in their practice. They are trained in DBT, Expressive Art Therapy, Seeking Safety, MI, Client Centered-Therapy, Crisis Interventions, TF-CBT, and MBB. They have also received training in ACT, Attachment Therapy for Complex Trauma, Object Relations, The Gottman Method for Couples Counseling, and Collaborative Counseling.
Most recently (2022) Mary began their PATH International certification as an ESMHL (Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.) They have completed the initial training, allowing them to provide Equine-Assisted therapy.
Mary is passionate about social issues, describing themselves as gender fluid and an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. They are also an active ally for underserved populations—often engaging in volunteering and community development.