Mary G

Other Info

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Credentials: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (CA: #52868)

General Availability: Weekday early mornings and afternoons

Specialties: Depression and mood swings, including mania; Women’s issues; Transgender identity exploration; Bi-sexual issues; Domestic violence, Helping perpetrators as well as survivors, Sensitive trauma work, Spirituality, Grief and aging issues, Communication, Creativity, Developing empathy; Parts work

Guiding Principle:I believe strongly we each have core strength and health beneath our disturbances and painful wounds. My steadfast belief in your ability to change and flourish helps create that outcome.

Additional Training or Expertise: Contribution Training & Gestalt Diploma, Women’s Groups, Batterer’s Intervention Programs as well as work with survivors, developed Parts work similar to Internal Family Systems, in depth understanding of a spiritual path, committed Anti-racist
Additional Professional Affiliations: CAMFT
Undergrad / Grad Schools: Antioch University LA
What I’m most proud of in my work with clients:

Relating human to human: my transparency about my own struggles reduces shame and inspires growth

What inspires me:

Clients’ inner strength and health as support brings about change

What someone would be surprised to know about me:

Behind my current calm stability lies a history of extreme and disabling mood swings in my youth

Favorite movie: Rapture (1964); a little known poetic masterpiece directed by my late husband, John Guillermin
Favorite book: The Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
Where I’m from originally: Notting Hill Gate, West London