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Mary joins GE Family Services as a clinician to work with clients in our Anchorage Office. She provides services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families with a variety of issues. Mary specializes in complex PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. She is an expert in Brainspotting, an EMDR therapist, level 1 trained in IFS, and is certified in DBT. She utilizes play therapy and sand-tray therapy with clients, integrating therapies to fit client needs. 

Mary Elkins identifies as Autistic, ADHD, and as a "plural personality." 

Mary Elkins lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her two children. She loves Alaska summers, but says she hates the cold of winter. She is fond of saying, “I’d like snow if it wasn’t so cold!”

Mary holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University, a Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling from Capella University, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Forensics from William James College. Mary has a long history working in the helping field. She worked as a Mental Health Specialist for an acute inpatient mental health hospital for children and adolescents. She spent four years as a social worker for the Office of Children’s Services, helping Alaskan families address and overcome addiction, domestic violence, neglect, and abuse.

While at the Office of Children’s Services, Mary recognized the need to advocate and help the children, parents, and families that are involved (or may be/would have been involved) with the child protective services system. Mary began working in Addictions and Mental Health counseling in 2019. Mary is passionate about advocating for those who feel they may not have a voice, and wants to help clients address the many challenges that these situations bring them.

 

Mary specializes in working with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including very-complex PTSD and dissociative identity disorder (DID). Additionally, she works with high-masking autistic clients, particularly those who are late-diagnosed. 

Mary also specializes in Forensic Work with Court-Involved Families, Brainspotting Consultation, and Private Practice Building and Consultation

Mary C Elkins, MA, LPCS, CDC I

Education

2019-2021

Capella University

2018-2019

William James College

2009-2018

Wayland Baptist University

Graduate Certificate in Counseling

Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior

Post-Graduate Certificate

Child and Family Forensic Issues

Master of Arts (2018)

Counseling

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education (2011)

Human Services

Associate of Applied Science (2011)

Human Services

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