Mary Rivers

Mary Rivers, LCPC Clinician-Bethesda

Mary Rivers received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, where she received training grounded in the mission of basing the scientific study of psychology on a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and the family. She has worked with children, individuals, and groups, and has been able to do psychoeducational work speaking about mental health issues to adolescents. Mary received clinical training at St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional Housing Program with Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Arlington, where she was able to work with men, women, and children transitioning out of homelessness in groups and individual sessions to help clients find healing and stability. She utilizes various treatment modalities including Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Relationship Enhancement Therapy. Mary sees clients at the Clinic’s Bethesda office. She joined Alpha Omega Clinic in 2016.

  • Primary: Adolescents (13 to 17 yrs), Anxiety/Fears, Adjustment Disorders, Children (5 to 12 yrs), Depression, Loss/Grief, Relationships
  • Secondary: Bipolar Disorder, Couples/Marital, Domestic Violence, Family, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse, Trauma/PTSD
  • Treatment Orientations: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral, Filial Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Play Therapy, Positive Psychology, Relationship Enhancement Therapy (RE), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

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