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About Me

The teenage years can be challenging for teens as well as for their parents as the teen seeks independence as they prepare to become an adult. Teens are learning to make their own choices (sometimes not the choices the parents would make for them), choose an identity, find their peer group. And, this can lead to experimenting with new ideas, changes in mood, and, changes in interests and goals. Parents may feel at a loss with all these changes and challenges. But, staying the course, continuing to offer guidelines and support, maintaining open communication in a structured and supportive environment will assist the teen in reaching his/her full potential. Parents must also be aware of early warning signs and how to get the help/support they need to get their teen back on track.

I have worked significantly with children 1-21 and their families in homes/foster/adoptive homes, school, community, group homes, juvenile detention facilities for the majority of the 27+ years I have been a therapist . I have also worked with children in military families within a school/home/community setting. I have helped these families navigate difficulties, gain increased positive communication, and, improved relationships. I hear both the teen and the parents and can bridge that gap with guidance and support while bringing in school/community to provide the teen and their parents with a more cohesive and fulfilling environment. I hold LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Work) licenses in both Wisconsin (8198-123) and California (29109).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8198-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LCSW #29109 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 15, 2021 after counseling with mary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Mary has been outstanding. She listens carefully, then provides helpful and sensible feedback and recommendations. This has proven very succesful in improving our communication and other aspects of our relationship.

Written by L.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after counseling with mary for 5 months

As a family we highly recommend Mary Allen. Our Daughter in her struggles truly benefited from Mary’s expertise in counseling

Written by B.R. on Aug 31, 2021 after counseling with mary for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mary has offered a gentle and understanding advice through my sessions with her. I feel open to her and working on processing and planning. She summarizes each session with new goals to work on. I appreciate her flexibility and her experience.

Written by P.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after counseling with mary for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is great. Knows how to do her job. I with price was lower, have friends who need her.

Written by C.L. on Jul 14, 2021 after counseling with mary for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Mary Allen is the most genuine & kind therapist. She challenges me in a way that works for me. She has the best advise & has helped me so much

Written by F.R. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with mary for 2 months

I have had therapists at different points in my life and Mary Allen is by far one of the best ones I’ve ever been lucky enough to seek support from! She is so easy to talk to. She poses amazing questions and suggests different perspectives in order for me to come up with some really life changing answers! She makes herself available and is super quick about replying to messages. I recommend her to anyone seeking a therapist.

Written by D.O. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mary has been a tremendous help in just a few short weeks. She listens and provides the advice and tools I need to work through my issues. I appreciate her guidance as well as her kindness and caring.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Mary is very approachable and I feel comfortable sharing details about my life with her, which allows me to get the most out of our sessions. I started using some of the tactics that she suggested and found that they helped me manage my anxiety and cycle of negative thinking. I look forward to our weekly sessions. Mary has been very responsive to my messages and has provided useful tools to refer to between sessions.

Written by R.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with mary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mary Allen is the best counselor I have ever had in my life. She is objective, thoughtful, dedicated and I feel like I have been able to resolve my issues and heal because of her. I started seeing her when things were really difficult for me and she is there for me consistently through everything. The best gift she has given me is the way to think through the problems in my life. She is a positive force in my life and I'm very grateful to work with her. She is really the best!

Written by L.I. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with mary for 6 months

I love Mary, I don’t know how she does it but she’s able to talk to me in a way that feels natural and normal but also makes me think about my own issues in a new way. I appreciate her help in all levels and I don’t know where her mountain of patience comes from but I’m grateful.

Written by E.L. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Mary Allen is patient and easy to work with. She is very helpful and genuinely cares for the people she works with.

Written by C.R. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with mary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very proactive. Stays engaged and reaches out if she hasn’t heard from me. Helps me to not ignore my troubles.

Written by J.O. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with mary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Mary is such a awesome person. I feel like we have known her for ever. Without her i dont know where my marriage would be. Having the tools that she has presented us to remold our marriage has 100% saved us. All in a nutshell i feel like i fell in love all over again and its such a great feeling. People around me can tell things are going better at home and when i hear my friends talk about how there relationship has gone down hill i just tell them i know someone thats pretty cool and will help you get back on track! Her name is Mary Allen!

Written by M.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary Allen is warm, responsive, sharp, and very caring! I'm also a therapist and very picky about my counselors- and Mary is top notch!

Written by T.I. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Not that many people could be a perfect fit for my husband and I and Mary Allen is.

Written by K.E. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary has been so helpful and the email option for us has been tremendously convenient.

Written by H.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary is great! She responds in a timely manner, prompts good questions and gives us a variety of things to work on that are applicable on a daily basis

Written by B.R. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks

It has been a very short time that I have been working with Mary Allen and I have had great success for the time we have been working together. She a has shared comments, suggestions, work sheets and valuable information that has really helped me. I look forward with working with Mary Allen to make even more improvements in my relationship.

Written by A.U. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks

I really enjoy her advice, she listens and brings up great ideas and try’s to work with me to help my son

Written by S.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with mary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Mary has been extremely helpful! She helps keep us on track and genuinely cares about us. We are so lucky to have her in our lives.

Written by A.S. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary Allen is a skilled clinician who is able to understand the fundamental concerns in a relationship and help couples work through them. We have the tools to better support and love each other now, thanks to Mary Allen’s expertise