Mary Cottam Keever
She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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
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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