Mary Helps People Find Happiness
So often, we get stuck in negative thought and behavior patterns that prevent us from living peaceful, happy, balanced lives. Many people, especially women, come to me searching for a way to manage anxiety or to move through grief or trauma. I consider it an honor to help my clients explore their truths and grow through struggles. I find deep satisfaction in helping people find the light at the end of the tunnel.
Throughout my youth, friends and acquaintances often came to me for help, advice, or just an understanding ear. Friends and family told me that I had a skill for compassionate listening, a strong sense of integrity, and a comforting presence. People felt at ease when talking to me. Soon, I found my calling.
I have personally experienced the physical pain of anxiety in my teens and young adult years and have learned to overcome it. I have also known loss through personal experience and journeying with those who are grieving, I believe that my experiences make me a better therapist - one who practices what she preaches. Like so many people, I am a woman who wears many hats: mother, wife, caretaker for elderly parents, and therapist. I have learned to balance my own life and love helping others do likewise.
Mary Loves the Outdoors
I spend a lot of time being active, taking care of myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I love the outdoors. My husband and I spend time canoeing and hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Taking photos of moose in nature is one of my favorite activities. Those lovely animals fascinate me! If you know a good moose viewing spot, please let me know!
My love of the outdoors prompted me to develop my unique Walk and Talk therapy. I know first-hand how walking releases endorphins, relaxes the body and mind, and creates a space for creative thinking. Walk and Talk therapy allows for mindfulness and self-discovery. My practice is in a beautiful farm country setting. Even clients who don't choose Walk and Talk enjoy the pleasure of driving 15 minutes to a mini-retreat in my cozy home office. Nature helps us take the time to breathe and nurture ourselves - mind, body, and soul.
If you're struggling to find comfort, peace, and balance in your own life and want to share honestly with someone who will listen with patience and understanding, I invite you to give me a call at (215) 297-8361 or to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about my practice.
Experienced and Trained Therapist
Mary V. Shull has a Masters in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Bereavement Counselor. She has training in critical incident stress management for trauma, along with 30 years of experience working with sexual abuse survivors, sufferers of anxiety, and those who are grieving a loss. Her practice focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, mindfulness, and insight orientation.