MEET THE THERAPIST

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

Mary Turner, MSW, LCSW, CCDP-D Executive Director of Family Therapy of the Ozark, Adoption for Families holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, her Clinical License; and is a Certified Co-Occurring Disorder – Diplomat (Substance Abuse Professional Counselor).  She is certified in Civil and Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution for Missouri.  Mary is extensively trained to treat Trauma, both one-time events and events that occurred throughout an individual’s lifetime through abuse, neglect, poverty, substance use, etc.  She is trained specifically in the following therapy techniques: EMDR, Trauma Focused – CBT, CBT, Relational Therapy, Attachment Therapy and other modalities.   She has had 30 years of experience serving at-risk populations including individuals who have been diagnosed with disabilities through her employment and community volunteer work.  While living in Kansas, Mary was designated to serve on a statewide task force to implement drug prevention programs in the public school and she implemented programs for the persistently mentally ill clients being served by a non-profit agency to help identify potential crisis situations brought on by failing to be medication compliant and established a program for individual counseling for their mental illness.  Mary and her husband were foster parents for several years and provides a unique set of skills to foster children and their families.  She and her husband have adoption as a result of being involved in the foster care system, and has helped many birth parents and families considering adoption.

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