Mary Coleman uses an open, integrated approach to therapy that she can customize depending on your unique needs, circumstances and expectations, and what you are hoping to achieve from your treatment.
Using her 25 years in practice, she draws from a variety of disciplines and proven methods to determine the best combination of therapeutic tools to help you. She will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan by using whatever form of treatment, or combination of treatments, shows the most promise for addressing your problems.
Mary’s approach was both loving and calm and helped me separate my feelings from the “story” I was telling myself.
Mary Coleman is well-versed in several evidence-based techniques that have a track record of success, including the following.
When you are struggling to understand something about yourself or resolving challenging problems, talking it out with another person can help — especially if that person is a licensed therapist. Describing what’s going on in your head and how you feel about it can help you notice harmful patterns you can change.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a combination of talk therapy and behavioral therapy that teaches you to reframe negativity as positivity. The goal of CBT is to equip you with the tools to overcome life’s difficulties in a constructive way. This form of therapy is useful for people who suffer from conditions like addiction, depression and anxiety.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy is a unique, nontraditional form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event.
Things that happen to one member of a family unit affect everyone else in the family. Family systems therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals resolve their issues within the context of their family, which is the root of many problems.
Psychodynamic therapy involves sharpening a focus on recognizing, understanding and overcoming negative and contradictory feelings and repressed emotions to improve your interpersonal experiences and relationships. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to help people who are aware of their social challenges, but have not successfully overcome their problems by themselves.
Some patients find combining both video and traditional therapy can help meet their goals more effectively than sticking with one or the other. For example, you may benefit from scheduling longer in-person sessions interspersed with short remote meetings.
Customized therapy may seem somewhat unstructured initially, as you work with your therapist to try different techniques. However, once you have arrived at the correct combination of treatments, your sessions will become more consistent. If you are ready to get started, schedule your first appointment now.