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.