Mara M. Watkins, M.A., LPC-Intern

Mara M. Watkins, M.A., LPC-Intern

Professions: Counseling Psychology, ,
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: LPC-Intern - 74120
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 34088
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6750 Hillcrest Plaza Dr. Ste 307
Dallas, Texas 75230 - United States
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I view you as a unique individual deserving of compassion, acceptance, and understanding. I am warm, friendly, and open-minded. My focus is on creating a safe and welcoming environment. Together we can work towards resolution of your difficulty so you may feel more free in your functioning and experience of life. My hopes are that you will gain awareness and learn how to connect present experiences and modify thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

Email or Call Mara M. Watkins, M.A., LPC-Intern at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34088

More Info About My Practice

I am currently accepting clients for day, evening, & Saturday appointments. Carmen Scroggin, MA, LPC-S & Associates' office is conveniently located in an office building between Dallas North Tollway, Highway 635, and Highway 75.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

It is important to like your therapist! Choose someone you think you could freely open up with and honestly discuss your concerns. Sometimes it helps when you feel like you have something in common with your therapist whether it be age, culture, or you agree with something they wrote on their profile. Choose someone you perceive as friendly, nonjudgemental, and accepting.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

You are human and as humans we all have our low moments. It helps to get an objective point of view sometimes. Usually when we talk to someone close to us about a problem they might start talking about their experience, or tell you what you should and shouldn't do or feel. I see therapy as more of a luxury because it use to be only accessible to the wealthy and celebrities. Movies and TV shows have created an unrealistic perception of therapy and those seeking therapy. You might feel like the only one but take a moment to google celebrities with mental illness and you will be surprised because you probably never thought of them as flawed. Think of it like watching a movie, you're able to see the whole picture and things the characters in the movie can't see. The characters on the other hand are just going along unaware of the bigger picture and factors affecting their outcome. If you were able to warn the characters in the movie and tell them about the parts they are missing then they could possibly change the ending. Therapy is like having someone view your life movie while giving you insights so you might gain new perspectives and a chance to enhance your experience. It's like having a secret weapon to combat issues in your life because no one will know you're in therapy unless you tell them.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults, women, trauma survivors, sexual abuse victims, physical abuse victims, emotional abuse victims

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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