About me

I am a master's level licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and families, with a special interest in gifted children. I hold additional certifications in gifted education, elementary education, education leadership and national board certification in school counseling. I have received training in art therapy at the Ringling School of Art and Design. I am skilled at helping children learn to identify, understand and respond to thoughts and emotions more effectively resulting in improved self awareness, interpersonal relationships and overall well being. I utilize a variety of therapeutic models in my practice including Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I use a variety of techniques in my practice including literature, journaling, art and play therapy in these processes. I work with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties behaviorally, socially and academically and families experiencing parenting challenges or changes in the family unit involving divorce or loss.

Mary Gavin Cantillo MA, LMHC


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Cantillo. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 11 months

She has changed my daughters life

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Mary is great. She helps me reframe my thinking and provides ideas and activities to help with depression and anxiety

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

I’ve had one meeting with Mary so far and I’m excited to see how this helps my teen daughter. I’m excited about Mary’s expertise in teen behavior and my daughter was really receptive to speaking with her. Looking forward to this experience.

Written on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been working with Mary for a year so far and I loved working with her! She is very professional and involved, she really tried her best to improve my self-esteem, setting-up my goals, communicate better, etc. Thanks for everything Mary!!

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