Mary Elizabeth SouthardLMHC

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In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I was raised in a Christian home and taught to love the Lord and serve Him. I incorporate Biblical principles into the therapeutic process when applicable and when requested. I understand not everyone has this same viewpoint but I like to offer it for those who feel they may benefit from it.

What does a first session with you look like?

In the first session a history is gathered to help me better understand your needs and background. This will assist us in developing goals to work on in therapy so we can best address your current needs.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Many people today feel if they get therapy they are “crazy.” This could not be farther from the truth. Everyone has hard times in life and may need a little extra help processing through life struggles. Therapy is nothing to be ashamed of and many often find it truly helps them get to a better place in their lives.




Bipolar disorder

Mood disorders

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues




Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Communication issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


FL, LMHC, MH13026


Masters of Arts in Counseling, Webster University

Work History

I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and marriage and family therapy. I focus on solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients focus on solutions and look at situations in a better way to help them better themselves and manage their mental health. I also do Christian counseling when requested and incorporate Biblical principles into the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you!


690A West Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, 32063, FL