Specialty Areas: Stress, Trauma, and Resilience; Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD); Family/Couples Therapy; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mary is a senior program coordinator and Trauma System Therapy (TST) trainer in the Center for Stress, Trauma and Resilience and an active contributor to dissemination and child welfare-mental health federal grant projects. Mary has worked in the field of child traumatic stress in a variety of settings and has collaborated with the CSC team on Trauma Systems Therapy since 2006. A main focus of her work is on educating organizations about trauma-informed practices and ways to identify and alleviate secondary traumatic stress. She also sees patients in the Faculty Group Practice.
Mary has a Masters in Social Work from the NYU School of Social Work, and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has extensive clinical training, including TST, the Sanctuary Model, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Skills for Psychological Recovery. Her undergraduate degree is a BFA in Theatre from Adelphi University.
Mary has worked with youth in out-of-home placements for 17 years, and for the past seven years has co-developed and managed multi-disciplinary training programs for various initiatives at the intersection of mental health, trauma, child welfare, substance abuse and cultural issues. Prior to coming to CSC, Mary worked at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in a variety of capacities, most recently as the Director of Social Work and Child Welfare Training.