Mary Cunniffe, LMSW

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Education

  • School:
    University of Washington, School of Social Work
  • Degree:
    MSW
  • Additional Certificates:

    Master of Social Work

Languages

  • English

You can have a better life and by seeking professional help, you are improving your chances of getting that.  My mother was a therapist herself with cerebral palsy and a consumer of therapeutic counseling as she broke professional barriers.  She always emphasized that therapy should be considered as the joining with a fellow precious individual as a ‘companion on the journey’ to a better life.  In my 20 years as a therapist, this attitude has allowed me to maintain respect for and hope in each of my clients.

I received my Masters of Social Work at the University of Washington graduating with honors.  Since then, I have worked with many different populations including adolescents, adults and the elderly.  I have worked on projects funded by the National Institute of Health to improve health promoting behaviors with people with mental and physical disabilities and published papers that won national and international awards. My passion for helping people was the largest component of those successes.  Most recently, I have worked in community mental health in Michigan serving clients with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and a wide variety of differing diagnoses.  I have worked with rich and poor, families and individuals, the able bodied and those suffering with illnesses and disabilities.  

My continuing education, training and experience has allowed me to draw from a wide range of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, cognitive behavioral, dialectic behavioral and mindfulness perspectives among many others.  I take each of my clients seriously.  I hope that I can help you achieve improvement and accomplishment in your ‘journey!’  Welcome!

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perpetrators of Crime/Abuse
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Specialties

  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Social Anxiety

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Court Ordered
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Hindu
  • Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations