Mary Elizabeth Schuler, MS (Mary Beth)

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #130535
Supervised by Ronald Mah, MA, Ph.D, LMFT#32136

Hi! Change is scary- I am here to help you make those changes a little easier.

There are so many reasons folx come to therapy, but most often it is because folx notice something isn’t working quite right for themself, their relationship, or their child. Sound familiar? I work collaboratively with my clients to understand their emotional landscape. In doing so we can figure out what works and to make adjustments to unhelpful patterns and coping strategies. Sometimes this means understanding how our past affects the present. Sometimes this means understanding how our location and place in society affects our day to day. Whatever it is, we’ll find it together.

My practice is rooted in the belief that therapy is a form of liberation in that by understanding yourself or your relationship(s), you can be free of the unhelpful coping strategies and live a more fulfilling life. I am relational, person-centered, and trauma- and strengths-informed. Each person, relationship, or polycule is unique, so we will collaborate to tailor your therapy. I draw upon the following therapies: humanistic, attachment, liberation, feminist, and cognitive behavioral (CBT).

Who I work with
I work with adults, teens, couples, and polyamrous constellations. I have in-depth knowledge of the LGBTQIA2-S+ communities, neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, trauma, life transitions, grief, gender exploration/affirmation, health at every size, kink, and polyamory.

What Therapy Looks Like 

In the first few sessions we’ll talk about what you’d like to get out of therapy and define your goals. Then we’ll get started on our work together and building our therapeutic relationship. Maybe on some days you will want to talk about the impact of anxiety/depression on your life, while on others you will want to focus on unpacking childhood trauma or maybe you will want to explore your gender. Or perhaps all three! It’s all welcome. As we continue our work, I will periodically check in with you to make sure you are progressing in your therapeutic goals.