When challenged by certain events and relationships in our lives, we need to feel understood and not judged. It is by connecting to our personal strengths, inner wisdom, and acceptance that we can face and solve difficult issues.
My name is Mary Schulte, and I'm a licences Clinical Social Worker "LCSW". As a psychotherapist, I am highly skilled in clinical social work, mental health, and education. In the therapeutic relationship, I work with clients to creatively discover ways to provide new meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives. I draw from a diverse selection of therapeutic approaches.
My experience includes working in non-profit organizations, private clinics, in public and private schools, as well as providing therapy for youth and families in private practice. I have extensive experience assisting individuals with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder "ADHD", dementia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. My skills include helping clients deal with grief and loss, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, school issues, behavioral problems, and life transitions. In addition, I have served as a workshop leader and facilitator, public speaker, case manager, special education instructor, and supervisor for interns at the University of Denver. Highlights of my career prior to my private practice include my roll as a special education teacher for Easter Seals and serving as a learning disabilities instructor at the Preston Hollow Day School in Dallas, Texas.
My educational background includes a Masters Degree in Social Work from Denver University and certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I studied at a post graduate level at a Denver Family Therapy Institute and received training at the Foothills Family Resource Center using a systemic approach. Prior to my work as a therapist, I received a Masters Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on learning disability.
My philosophy as a therapist is to continually enhance my skill set, grow, learn and explore. In the last 5 years, I have trained in trauma recovery and completed training in EMDR "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing" which is an integrative treatment approach to help relieve effects of trauma, distress, negative self-beliefs and improve daily functioning. I also believe in the importance of self expression whether it be an image, a word, a sound or an inquiry. I am currently creating groups to enhance self expression, creativity and mindfulness. Self expression gives us the greater sense of who we are and life story and helps us continually live with more balance in our lives.