Mary Cottam Keever

Mary Cottam Keever


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
High Point Accepting In-person
Updated October 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression

Professional statement

Mary comes to Intention Path Counseling from 8 years in doctors' offices. There, she gained valuable experience working with many different types of people and with primary care providers and psychiatrists, helping to elevate physical and mental wellness, with and without mental health medications. Helping folks find an effective antidepressant without side effects was a typical part of the job. A diverse, fast-paced environment left her skilled in crisis management, psychotherapy, coaching and case management. She aims to provide any and all of these services through her new private practice.

Mental wellness through Intention Path Counseling looks like increasing foundational knowledge to be able to drop the unhelpful ways that we tend to view what's going on in our minds. Understanding your perspective of your past experiences, which shape how you feel and perceive the world, is essential as well. Knowing that trauma can be defined as a negative life experience during which we feel helpless sets the stage for approaches that are effective and practical. Mary is well versed in providing education around thoughts, emotions and behaviors and helping folks change thoughts and behaviors. However, usually, more is required to get us the clarity we desire to move into taking effective action.

Mary is particularly experienced helping people who struggle with chronic illness, which can be related to past trauma. She is useful to those honoring the mind-body connection, regardless of illness state. She desires to help everyone heal from trauma. She is passionate about working with young adults and the LGBTQIA2S+ community and can be very useful to parents, caregivers and partners of those battling addiction. She regularly sees clients with PMDD as well.

Message to clients

I was probably sitting in my office nook during a telehealth session when a client asked me if I thought CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) was gaslighting yourself. I don't think that's exactly true, but it really made me stop and think. It is essential to understand thoughts, feelings and behaviors, what they are and how they all work together. I also think we can move beyond that.

I started looking into more effective approaches when having a client make a list of all fearful circumstances and asking her to slowly expose herself to them did not help very much. That list was never going to be comprehensive enough, and she was actually scared of her fear. This, combined with a global pandemic, sent me looking for more information.

I think that may be one of the most important things for you to know about me--I am going to show up humble but aiming to be as effective as possible. I am a life-long learner and think outside of the box. I take your mental wellness very seriously and am going to make my best effort to help you in a way that works for you. I am always hungry for knowledge and effective approaches but also respect your values, connection to yourself and goals and objectives that you have communicated for our work together. I hope to provide the best of both worlds.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder - Support developing and implementing strategies to cope with extreme emotional distress and mood shifts related to one’s menstrual cycle

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (90min)
  • Individual session : $65 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I use Headway to help with billing. I am happy to send you information about how to use this service!!


Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

High Point practice
4000 Ossi Ct, Ste 223, High Point, North Carolina 27265
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4pm
  • Wed 9 am - 4pm
  • Thu 9 am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Health Education Specialist , 2018 - 2021
Cornerstone Health Care, Behavioral Health Care Manager, 2013 - 2017

UNCG Dept of Public Health Education , Certified Health Coach , 2021
UNC-Greensboro/NC A&T , Master of Social Work, 2011
UNC- Chapel Hill , BA, Psychology, 2005


North Carolina: C010413



Client testimonials

"Mary made me feel extremely comfortable even though it was only our first visit."
- Zencare client • May 2022