For the past 15 years, she has limited her practice to mental health therapy. After practicing primary care for 12 years, this was a natural transition that grew out of recognizing the inseparable connection between our physical and mental health. She is enthusiastically committed to teaching interpersonal neurobiology to others.
Currently in private practice in Bend, Oregon, Mary teaches people to understand their inner lives with more clarity, as well as how to enhance relationships with others. Believing that having healthy relationships is a skill that can be practiced and learned, she enjoys working with individuals and couples. This work actually changes the physical structure of our brain, allowing us to see the internal workings of our own minds and get off the autopilot of ingrained behaviors and habitual responses.
She currently serves as the Education Chair on the board of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS). This will be her fourth year teaching the Science of IPNB.