Mary Reed, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Mary earned a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Sophia University (formerly The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in June 2009. She has been intensively trained in DBT Treatment by Behavioral Tech, LLC in Seattle, WA. Mary has co-led both DBT Adult and Multifamily Skills Training Groups, the latter for teens and their parents.
In addition to DBT work and training, Mary completed EMDR Basic Training in 2019 and Level 1 of Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy (RLT) for couples in 2020. Mary has participated in leadership and coaching training for several years and has coached adults and assisted in leadership skills groups.
Mary earned a large part of her internship hours at StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services) where she spent 4 years working in schools and the Counseling Center. During this time, Mary worked with families, children, couples and individuals with a wide variety of issues and where she was exposed to, trained, and utilized a wide variety of therapeutic practices and theories.
Mary has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 2001 and has attended numerous 7 to 10 day Vipassana retreats. She is a student of Buddhist psychology and brings the mindfulness, awareness, and acceptance practices of these studies to her therapeutic work.
Prior to her career as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Mary, a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Tax, spent 20 years in corporate finance working her way up to executive management level.
Mary has a private practice in Redwood City. Mary works from a strengths-based position, seeing each person's uniqueness and facilitating each person's innate ability to heal and grow. She brings an engaged and compassionate presence to each client. Mary's varied and focused experiences and training uniquely position her to understand, connect with, and provide skilled counseling to a wide range of clientele.