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Mary McGregor, LCSW


I have been working in child, family, and individual mental health support programs since 2006.  I received specialty training in trauma therapy and brain-based interventions at a post-graduate fellowship at the Virginia Center for Neurofeedback, Attachment, & Trauma.  In trauma work, I find that going with clients to the darkest depths of fear is where lies the clarity, love, and hope we are looking for to create change.  I have also found somatic-based processing to be incredibly effective at releasing chronic pain & tension.  I came into this work because since I was a child, I was a helper.  It seems to be my role in this life.  I have a huge passion for this work and find great satisfaction out of relationships I have made with clients and colleagues over the years. 

I love going to concerts and travel.  My creative idol is Bjork because of her originality.  I met my husband at an open mic night.  I played Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, and Neil Young on guitar & sang - he was smitten.  We married a year later. We have been married for 10 years & just welcomed a baby girl in August 2018. I try to live a creative, contemplative, heart-led life. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • EMDR Level 1 with EMDR-HAP, October 2013

  • EMDR Level 2 with EMDR-HAP, January 2014

  • EMDR Advanced Class: Ana Gomez, LMHC – “Attachment-based EMDR,” and “Integrative Attachment Parenting,” June 2014

  • EMDR Advanced Class: Mark Nickerson, LCSW- “EMDR Solutions for Problematic Anger, Acting Out, and Addictive Behaviors,” November 2014

  • EMDR Advanced Class: Ana Gomez, LMHC – “EMDR & Sandtray”, February 2017

  • EMDR Advanced Class: Jim Knipe, Ph.D., “EMDR Therapy with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Personality Structure,” March 2017



  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, September 2012

  • The Trauma Institute Training: Working with the Neurobiology of Trauma, Janina Fisher, Ph.D., March 2015


Brain-based Interventions

  • BCIA-Accredited Neurofeedback Certification Didactic, Brain Science International, Cynthia Kerson, Ph.D. and Barry Sterman, Ph.D., May 2015

  • Neurostar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, July 2015                                                                                  




Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, May 2014

Master of Clinical Social Work

  • National Association of Social Workers-Virginia Chapter MSW Student of the Year, 2014

  • VCU School of Social Work Distinguished Service Award, 2014

  • VCU School of Social Work Mindfulness Meditation Group, Creator and Facilitator, 2013


Indiana University, May 2007

B.A. Sociology, Minor History

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