Therapist Profile

Name:
Mary Stone Bowers, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
2155 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 203 Campbell, CA 95008
Phone:
(408) 380-1223
License Number
LMFT50762
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Are you feeling like you've lost yourself somewhere along the way? Perhaps you are struggling with relationships, work and life in general feeling unsatisfying, but are not sure how to turn it around or maybe aren't even sure what the problem really is. I work with people in a warm and trusting relationship to help uncover who they truly are - their "authentic self" - and learn how to not only better understand themselves, but care for themselves and ultimately, those they love. Couples often seek therapy to understand the problems and conflicts that are causing pain and threatening the relationship. Many times, just being in the presence of a therapist makes the communication process feel safer and more comfortable. Together we will search for ways to decrease the cycles of critical, bitter interactions and move to replace these with positive cycles where care and warmth can be expressed. These different patterns of interacting can bring about new ways of being in a relationship that allow for closeness and security. I also have several years of experience working with the healing properties of play therapy with young children and the benefits it can bring to the family as a whole. For families requiring parenting or co-parenting help for challenges with toddlers to young adults, my knowledge can bring relief to what may feel like a crisis at home.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday with Evening Appointments on Monday and Wednesday
Services
Insurance
Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Rape Victims
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Emotion Focused Therapy
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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