Our Counselors

 Mary Harris, LPC

Mary Harris holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with a specialization in trauma and bereavement. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, and has worked in the mental health field since 2007. She is experienced in diverse populations and settings, which include: outpatient therapy, family and group therapy, intensive in-home, school settings, crisis interventions, therapeutic foster homes, crisis pregnancy, divorce care, church ministries, and university settings.

One of Mary’s greatest joys is to connect with individuals who are hurting, and to have the privilege to walk them through the process of growth and wellness through a redemptive relationship. Her passions in this healing process include grief and bereavement, trauma, family or origin issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment, relationship issues, anxiety, crisis interventions, and self-worth.  Mary strongly agrees with the following sentiment from counselor and author Dr. Larry Crabb: “We are not our problems. We are not our wounds. We are not our sins. We are persons of radical worth and unrevealed beauty.”

In session, Mary utilizes a variety of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Systems Therapy. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR therapy, is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 


Personally, Mary is a North Carolina girl who has been married to her high school sweetheart for almost 10 years. Together, they have a precocious little boy who keeps them busy and full of joy.

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Specialized Treatment

Finding peace, especially in tough situations, can be difficult.  Without help, the stress may increase.  We are committed to assisting you in finding beneficial solutions to the dilemmas you face.  The problems we specialize in are:

• Depression • Stress
• Marital issues • Anxiety
• Sexual Addictions • Compulsive Behaviors
• Women's Issues • Men's Issues
• Panic Disorders • Eating Disorders
• Sexual Abuse • Codependency
• Anger Issues • Attention Deficit Disorder
• Grief • Premarital
• Play Therapy • Remarriage

 

Comprehensive Therapy

Christian Counseling Services can provide the appropriate therapy compatible with your needs.  At CCS, therapy is a collaborative process where you and your therapist form a working relationship that is designed to facilitate change and growth during times of transitional, emotional or psychological distress.

An overall plan for treatment and goals will be designed and discussed with you.  The length of your treatment will depend on your own personal goals and the types of problems to be addressed.  The following types of treatment plans can be employed:

• Individual Therapy
• Marital Therapy
• Services for Adults, Adolescents and Children
• Family Therapy
• Pre-Marital Counseling
• Group Therapy
• Workshops
• Play Therapy

 

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