Mary  Lawson
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Mary Lawson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, LAMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Newport Beach Waitlist In-person
Updated November 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Newport Beach practice
3848 Campus Drive, Suite 201, Newport Beach, California 92660
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Licensure

California: 132010


Languages

English