Hi, I'm Mary! I'm a school psychologist from the United States, currently living in Berlin, Germany. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University, as well as a master's degree in Psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in School Psychology from William James College.
Before moving to Germany, I was a school psychologist at Excel Academy Charter Schools in Boston, Massachusetts for three years, where I supported students in grades 5 to 12 in an urban community. Additionally, I worked in the Anchorage School District in Anchorage, Alaska for one year, where I supported students from preschool to grade 8. All of my experience has focused on supporting students from multicultural and bilingual backgrounds. I am trained in providing psychoeducational assessments, individual counseling, and group counseling, as well as consultation for teachers and school systems. I have also aided in crisis response within school districts.
Through assessments, I am familiar with identifying specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delays, and intellectual disabilities, as well as emotional, attention, and executive functioning needs. I have provided counseling for students navigating challenges related to anxiety, depression, ADHD and executive functioning, autism, selective mutism, grief and loss, and trauma histories, as well as play-based therapy for young children.
Overall, my work is led by identifying and building on the strengths within each student’s unique mind and personality. I use a culturally-sensitive and ecological perspective to understand the many layers of a person’s life that can impact mental health and school performance. Additionally, I use a trauma-informed approach to support students with emotional and behavioral needs.
I am from the United States and I speak English.
Read my recent blog article on the Linden blog: Tips to Help Kids Manage Big Feelings Over the Winter Holidays (From Home and Afar)
What Clients Say
Mary provided her services in an outstanding way! In her entry interview, she really tried to understand the difficulties my daughter was facing. Once the results came in, she was very empathic to her condition and responsive to our questions. Overall, the way she handled the whole assessment process reflected extremely well on Linden and make us highly recommend Linden to our peers.