Mary Moonen

L.C.S.W.,C.A.P.

Mary Moonen
Call Me Call 941-962-6784

Mary Moonen

L.C.S.W.,C.A.P.

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - SW 8791
Secondary Credential: Certified Addiction Professional - CAP 3413
Billing and Insurance:
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Offices

3653 Cortez Road West
Suire 110 A
Bradenton, Florida 34210

My Approach to Helping

I am an energetic person, and I love to use creative approaches in therapy. I am not one to just sit and listen to a client, say nothing, and then charge a person for the service. I ask my clients to bring in anything they want to share with me that could help me understand their history. Sometimes I ask them to bring in photos and describe their family history to me. I may ask them to listen to a song that connects with the issue they are struggling with, as music often helps people get in touch with emotions they otherwise might not feel safe enough to express.

I help people learn to not just deal with trauma, but, in time learn to take their experiences and learn to use them for the good of themselves or others. I believe that most people "know" what they need, but sometimes just need information, education, or learn where they can get the support in the community.

I give clients tangible ideas that can help them immediately. I use workbooks, handouts on topics, suggest things to read, or videos/movies that pertain to their issues. I never tell a client "what" to do. It is not my place. I offer an objective point of view, and clients can have a chance to speak freely, no matter what their friends, family, or loved ones might have to say.

I help them weigh out the pros and cons of any decision and help them anticipate potential consequences of a decision. Ideally, I am thrilled when clients develop actual strategies and become confident enough to implement these ideas to their full potential, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

More Info About My Practice

My desire is to serve you, and help you afford the therapy you need. I offer adjusted fees-similar to a sliding fee scale when there is a documented need for this assistance. I make these arrangements because I do not accept many insurances.

Sadly, the insurances have forced many people off their panels, and their goal appears to be denying payment, delaying payment, or to make us take hours to "appeal" a decision.

As I do not accept insurances, I have found that the adjusted fee scale based on need has worked out wonderfully for all of my clients.
Additionally, if you would like to try to file through your insurance, I do offer a statement, with all proper codes, and you are welcome to attempt to file with your insurance. Please be aware though, that there is never a guarantee they will pay for any or all of the services.

Lastly, I offer half-hour, complimentary phone consults when needed to help clarify any questions you may have.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in treating P.T.S.D, and any mood disorders. I have extensive training in anxiety, phobia, and the Critical Incident Stress Management. I am certified in E.M.D.R. What I find is that with anger issues, substance abuse, family issues, couples, and marriage counseling that often, there is trauma that has been an unresolved issue.

Languages

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Groups I Work With

    I am fluent in American Sign Language.

    I have a considerable amount of additional education in treating PTSD.

    I am certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and have extensive experience working with first responders, firefighters, EMS, 911 dispatch operators, and law enforcement. I am certified to work with providing "Interventions" ( as seen on the TV show A&E;)

    I am also a Certified Addictions Professional, with over 15 years of working with addictions.
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