In the mid 1990's when I was in my 40s, I was unhappy, stressed, frustrated, angry, defeated, and justified. Even though I had a degree in social welfare, I could not see any way that I could possibly be any different. I had used up every way I had of looking at my circumstances to see my way to peace and happiness. It was then that I started reading books and participating in personal growth groups and seminars that gave me a new outlook on life and the way to BE in the world.
My experiences include premature deaths of both of my brothers, deaths of my parents, and more recently, the premature death of my daughter-in-law. I have survived a divorce. During the most recent recession, the nonprofit I had founded dissolved, the house I had lived in longer than any place during my adult life went to foreclosure, and I experienced financial ruin. Now in my 70s, having successfully survived it all, can provide direction, wisdom, fun, and play, and new life going into my “older years.”
I have been in therapy relationships both as a client and a counselor. Although I have a Masters in Social Work, and hold a current LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) in both Georgia and Alaska, therapy is not what I am offering through these classes. If you have issues related to your past, I may be able to assist you in finding a therapist if you do not currently have one. These courses are more in how you think/feel right now and giving you new insights that will provide you with freedom and peace.
I have successfully pulled through numerous life losses and challenges, and now can offer others, especially seniors wisdom, compassion, and assistance in navigating the older years.
For over twenty years Mary has been a powerhouse of support for individuals and organizations in reaching their goals, and producing extraordinary results.
Mary offers both individual and group sessions in the following options: · Individual sessions can be held by the use of HIPAA approved web services. · Individual sessions may be provided by telephone for those who do not use or do not feel comfortable with web based services. · Individual sessions may occur in person for individuals seeing Mary in Wrangell, Alaska, or in other locations in the world where she may be. · Groups sessions might be provided by the use of HIPAA approved web services. · Group sessions could also be facilitated through the use of conference calling – everyone calls into one telephone number and with a code are accepted to the call. · Group sessions are also being created in different places in the world where Mary visits.