Vancouver WA & Portland OR
Our mission is to provide integrative, creative care from a prism of honor, reverence, and optimism.
Mary Jones-Wilcox, LMHC, Therapist
I started my professional journey in 2003 when I graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. From there I pursued my Master of Arts in Counseling of Psychology from City University of Seattle in 2008, and then went on to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington. In 2010, I was fortunate enough to participate in a 6 month intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training.
I have spent the past six years as a clinical therapist working in a community mental health setting with a variety of clients, which has only deepened my respect and awe for the resiliency of the human spirit. My professional experience has included working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, people who have experienced trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, grief/loss, relationship struggles, and various life transitions.
I truly love my job and the opportunity to work with individuals who are inspired and motivated to live a better life, because I believe that there is inherent value in the therapeutic process. I rely on the core values of a therapist being non-judgmental, empathetic, genuine, and transparent, and I do my best to bring that to each session. My therapeutic approach is rooted in DBT, Psychodynamic therapy, and a strengths based philosophy. I mainly work with adults and use a variety of clinical tools and skills in sessions to enhance the therapeutic process, and I encourage clients to be an active partner in our time together.
On a personal note, I am a wife, mother, and owner of two wild but loveable dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring the awe inspiring outdoors, or getting wrapped up with a good book. I believe it is important to find the little joys in life and often find that laughter is good for the soul. However I also understand how difficult it is to manage life’s unexpected curve balls, and believe that the more support you have to walk on your journey, the better!
With that in mind, I want to offer you a non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable, yet be willing to be vulnerable and open, with the overall hope of enjoying life more fully. I understand that therapy can feel intimidating, but I truly believe that if you find the right “fit” it can transform lives. If you feel we may be the right “fit” or have any questions about the therapeutic process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to talking to you soon and starting the journey of getting you to a place of feeling like the best possible you!