She/Her/HersLicensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, LAMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Mary Lawson (She/Her) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Newport Beach, California. She specializes in working with couples and individuals to find the root of their distress, blocking them from living their most fulfilled lives. Mary is collaborative and attuned to her client's goals and objectives in therapy. She is available for remote or in-person sessions offering both evening and Saturday sessions. In-person sessions are available at a conveniently located Newport Beach office.
Mary has advanced training in working with couples completing the research-based Gottman Institute's Level Two. Her expertise in addressing issues around communication and "gridlocked" issues allows couples to problem-solve and grow in intimacy in a safe, supportive environment. Mary's additional certification in Somatic Attachment gives depth to the client's opportunity for personal growth and skill building.
Mary received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and her master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Her commitment to professional excellence keeps her continually seeking advanced learning opportunities.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships