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Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC

Highlights

Mary is a licensed mental health counselor and psychotherapist and has worked in the field of psychology for over 15 years.

Highlights:

​The greatest tragedy of pain is that it often steals you away from yourself. I use a combination of psychoanalysis, personality type assessments, and positive psychology techniques to help people focus on finding simple solutions to complicated problems. When the focus is on simplicity, it decreases the confusion, self-doubt, and insecurity associated with making decisions. When people begin to feel confidence in decision-making abilities, they feel back in control of their own lives. That's a good feeling!

— Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC

Experience

Mary is a licensed mental health counselor and psychotherapist and has worked in the field of psychology for over 15 years, with seven years in the private practice setting. She obtained a Bachelor’s in psychology from Bluefield University and a Master’s in Mental Health from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

She began in social work and then moved to drug rehab settings, working as a therapist, group facilitator, and clinical director. She also has experience teaching psychology classes on the college level and has given educational talks on both local and international forums. Mary has organized and led workshops focused on strengthening professionals in leadership positions such as CEOs, pastors, medical professionals, and military veterans. She has also been a part of educational teams working in South Africa, The Dominican Republic, and Greece.

In addition to writing and working with clients in private practice, Mary also works as a consultant for start-up mental health agencies and therapists starting their own private practice businesses. She specializes in family dynamic systems, trauma recovery, improving resilience, addiction recovery, and the psychology of successful business management. She is also a member of the International Positive Psychology Association.

Education

Mary has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Bluefield College and a Master of Science in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has completed post-licensure training in CBT and EMDR therapy techniques, as well as the Gottman Method relationship therapy techniques, and she is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association.

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