MaryAnn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Counseling, with an emphasis on school counseling, from Concordia University. Throughout MaryAnn’s graduate and post graduate clinical training, much of her focus has been on treating the whole self. Additionally, MaryAnn has completed further training in working with gender diverse clients and their families through the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health). MaryAnn’s areas of particular clinical interest include anxiety, depression, gender identity, eating disorders, relational conflict, parenting/discipline issues, co-dependency, academic motivation and school failure. MaryAnn has facilitated groups struggling with family addictions, divorce, blended family conflicts, parenting adolescents, and parenting LGBTQ children. She welcomes and believes it is important to work openly with issues of faith and spirituality, if they emerge during the healing and growth process. MaryAnn is sought after due to her compassionate, direct, and action-oriented approach to therapy.
Prior to becoming a therapist, MaryAnn worked in educational and non-profit settings. MaryAnn received her Bachelors in German from the University of Illinois (Urbana), and her Masters in Education from St. Xavier University. MaryAnn has over 20 years experience teaching, counseling, and coaching adolescents and parents. Personally, she loves spending time hiking, biking, and eating with family and friends, and playing with her Mini Aussie, Dakota.