Mary Carter,LMFT

Mary Carter,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 124496
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

It is my privilege defined my place in such a dynamic field! Along with my professional background in clinical psychology.
To that, I add a holistic approach to therapy and at the core of my approach is centered on imparting unconditional positive regard as each individual is unique. I start at a place of unconditional acceptance where there is no judgment where a collaborative endeavor is made to heal assist and help restore each individual to a safe place to be completed and whole! Many of us have faced many challenges in life - we have been unwilling victims and survivors but much more than that we are Overcomer's-Having fought the “good fight,” With renewed strength and a sense of purpose we now start our new journey With purpose! Pablo Picasso stated “ The meaning of life is to find your gift - The purpose of life is to give it away.

My counseling style is warm empathic with the focus on building a therapeutic professional relationship to Impart trust along with a sense of hope and the courage to not be defeated by our fears. As individuals, we are capable of handling life stressors, but sometimes in life, we may become get stuck and feel overwhelmed - I’m here to assist you with the understanding that you are not alone! I would like to offer my assistance To help you navigate life’s challenges and struggles by developing a stronger sense of self to behavior modification that will provide skills to help you cope in a productive and effective manner. My focus of service is centered on the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist as well as certified anger management, along with parenting and Late-life depression facilitator. I have experience with grief and loss, late-life depression, and with personal insight as an adult who struggles with ADHD I’m empathic to those of whom have had to navigate with ADHD.

I work with all populations providing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles. Many of my patients have experienced struggles with anxiety depression overcoming grief and loss of a loved one as well as facing anticipatory grief. I can Relate on a personal level as well as a professional level with survivors who have been impacted by suicide and assist with sharing, processing and managing unresolved guilt and finding healing! I will share with you what my patients have written to me about our various sessions. Many of which I’ve written back and thanked me for my kindness my empathic And non-judgemental approach. Milly reported that they felt safe and sharing their struggles and has a process begin reported feeling a sense of Empowerment that included a sense of hope and encouragement.

I was faced with many challenges growing up in a large dysfunctional family. I know that many of us in many cultures have faced the ongoing issues of poverty, but not just financial poverty. The poverty that I am speaking of is emotional poverty - The absence of a parent due to alcoholism which promotes an unsafe environment where one is unprotected how much often times results in the abuse both sexual and physical of individuals within the home. My journey has brought me here to be a clinical therapist to assist clients in any way I can to recognize abuse and uncover secrets that are protected by individuals I have a sense of duty to family members or friends that were perpetrators of their abuse. I came into therapy so I could assist them in becoming the unique person that they were meant to be, to be whole to be valued to have hope!

I go sit in a collaborative manner with each client I ask what would you like to achieve and then we unravel and unpack their issues and we work together to find coping skills that will help them manage or eliminate the behaviors or situation’s that they are struggling with. A therapist that they feel is competent to provide emotional support and impart the skills that they need to navigate the current struggles or challenges that they may be facing. A safe person that they can be comfortable with and be able to identify with their specific individual concerns and provide hope and willingness to want to assist them.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm

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