Mary Osborne, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate

737-235-3642 | mary@IPNBaustin.com

 

price for services: $100 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? yes

 

LIST OF THERAPIES I PRACTICE:

Couples Counseling

Family Therapy with Teens

Family Therapy with Adult Children

Narrative Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Just a reminder, in case your mind is playing tricks on you today:

· You matter,

· You are important,

·  You are loved.

Your presence on this earth makes a difference, whether you see it or not.

How does talking to someone help?

It can be hard to identify your external and internal obstacles on your own. Sometimes saying it out loud, especially in a place that is about helping you feel seen and nurtured can enable you to see yourself in a different light, with more compassion and clarity. It works just as well for families and couples, as it does for individuals. When I do couple and family therapy I am not refereeing, I am helping everyone see how to make moves that are as relationally healthy as possible so that everyone can feel welcomed and supported.

 

What’s your go to first question for a client and why?

Starting a new session, it is imperative to understand clients' perspectives and how their journeys brought them to where they are today. I like to ask my clients to"Tell me about yourselves and what brought you here today," this allows me to learn and understand someone’s whole story. Being able to understand the journey that brought you to where you are today can help you gain perspective on what your next path is.
 

What’s best thing you ever learned from one of your people?

From listening to my client's family interactions, I learned that their support can have a significant positive impact on the therapy process. When an adolescent's family started attending therapy with their daughter, they learned about the underlying issues that lead to substance abuse. Family therapy allowed every member to develop a greater capacity for compassion and empathy of each other. Receiving compassion and support from her family lead to fast healing for the daughter.

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