My Approach to Helping
Mary Beth works with clients to help them gain insight into matters of work, life, and love. With insight comes knowledge, and the ultimate power to heal and transform. When working with children and adolescents her approach may vary, as she believes it is important to foster an environment that feels less formal and more open to exploring creative therapeutic approaches.
Mary Beth specializes in the treatment of teenagers, family dynamic issues, and self-esteem/coping.
More Info About My Practice
Mary Beth Somich, MA, EdM, LPCA, specializes in child, adolescent, and family therapy. She completed her graduate work at Columbia University in their Psychological Counseling program. She then conducted her fieldwork at the Childrens Aid Society Family Wellness Program in Manhattan, NY. Mary Beth is able to assess, diagnose, and treat social, psychological, and behavioral disorders and illnesses.
Mary Beth has worked closely in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) providing psycho-education and support for parents of children with behavioral difficulties. She has also worked as a child developmental specialist and is passionate about parent psycho-education.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Mary Beth's philosophy is that everyone can benefit from therapy. She believes that therapy is a workout for the mind, and it is just as important to exercise the mind as it is the body. Mary Beth offers a safe, nonjudgmental, and strengths-based approach to help clients reach their full potential, regardless of starting point.