Are you ready to bloom?
“When healing trauma, it is crucial to give attention to both body and mind; you can't have one without the other.”
- Babette Rothschild, The Body Remembers
— Name, Title
Mary McGregor, LCSW
Dedicated to service, justice, and living a creative, contemplative, full, heart-led life with ease and flow.
I believe that humans have an innate ability to heal. I draw from modern science and old wisdom traditions to aid the transformation process. I am currently a consultant-in-training for EMDR at the National Institute for Psychotherapies in New York City. I also incorporate somatic experiencing, internal family systems, and Jungian-based approaches into my work - including tarot cards. A session with me includes dream interpretation, exploring meaningful synchronicity in your everyday life, art, music, and existential questions support you in building curiosity about your life and gain confidence in who you are.
I am a mother. In the parenting journey, I have discovered the opportunity to grow with my daughter. She is my teacher as I watch her unfold into her full personhood. Also, I met my husband at an open mic night, married within a year, and have been together now for almost 15 years. I'm a painter and musician. I love being in the outdoors with my dog.
I am a forever student.
This therapeutic approach is a form of depth psychology that encourages one to explore their interpretations of mental and emotional processes in order to gain insight that will alleviate tension and conflict. The positive therapeutic relationship is essential to facilitate this process.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a highly effective technique rooted in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I use this technique more broadly to treat any present-day “re-living” or repeating emotions, behaviors, thoughts/beliefs, or somatic experiences.
Mind body spirit awareness
I use awareness into body tensions, releases and what thoughts are tied to them in order to gain insight into one's conditioning. Connection or disconnection to our sense of spirit, whatever that is for someone, are all connected. Connection to spirit can be essential to nurture the body and mind. Spirit grounds the work and can expand the central nervous system's zone of tolerance to engage difficult material.
Archetypes are simply characters in the human narrative. We see these characters across culture, language, religion, and geography. Archetypes, hugely investigated by Carl Jung, reveal a collective conscious. By looking to the collective or external, we can gain insight about our internal world.
I blend archetypal meaning with Internal Family Systems (IFS) interventions.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
The Brain & PTSD or Chronic Stress
Compassion-Fatigue in the helping fields.