Mary is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of SouthEast Psychology. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Christianity and Psychology Interest Group (CAPIG).
She has been practicing as a psychologist for the past eleven years, both in the public and private sector in the area of Forensic, Vocational, Couples, Parent/Child, Mental Health, and Trauma. She practices from an empowerment therapeutic framework, using a Trauma-Based Approach, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Logotherapy. Her aim is to encourage people to recognise their strengths and realise their own capacity to choose the way they will conduct themselves in the face of life’s many challenges.
Mary works with most clients ranging from children through to mature age adults in a broad range of issues. She has a particular interest in the area of trauma from narcissistic abuse within a range of contexts including partner/family/social relationships; workplace bullying; and high demand destructive groups i.e. cults. Having had firsthand experience, Mary is uniquely positioned to provide support to anyone (including ex-members and families) who have been negatively impacted by destructive cults. Mary also runs a monthly informal support group for ex-cult members (Conditions Apply).