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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 is a dedicated clinician at GE Family Services, based in our Anchorage office. She offers a broad spectrum of services to a diverse clientele, including children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Mary's area of expertise lies in treating complex PTSD and dissociative identity disorder, and she is particularly skilled in working with high-masking autistic clients, especially those diagnosed later in life.

In her therapeutic practice, Mary employs a range of innovative techniques. She is proficient in Brainspotting and EMDR therapy, is trained in Level 1 IFS, and holds a certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Mary is also adept in using play therapy and sand-tray therapy, tailoring her approach to meet the unique needs of each client.

Identifying as autistic, ADHD, and a "plural personality," Mary brings a personal understanding and empathy to her work. She resides in Anchorage, Alaska, with her two children, where she embraces the beauty of Alaskan summers, albeit with a playful aversion to the winter cold.

Mary's academic credentials include 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. Her professional journey encompasses a significant role as a Mental Health Specialist at an acute inpatient mental health hospital for children and adolescents, and four years as a social worker with the Office of Children’s Services. In these roles, she was instrumental in supporting Alaskan families through challenges such as addiction, domestic violence, neglect, and abuse.

Passionate about advocacy, Mary is committed to giving a voice to those who may feel voiceless, guiding them through the complexities and challenges they face. Her work is not just a profession but a calling to make a meaningful difference in the lives of her clients.

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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