Mary Beth Garvey, LMSW
Families • Children • Adolescents • Adults
WELCOME TO MY PRACTICE
Families today face many challenges as they strive to manage multiple interpersonal, performance and cultural demands. Our culture is increasingly complex, and successfully navigating daily life can be difficult. Making the decision to begin therapy is an important step in facilitating greater satisfaction in your life, relationships and sense of well being.
The therapy process can help us to understand ourselves better, examine how we show up in the world, and navigate challenges more smoothly. Good therapy explores how we define ourselves. It invites us to think critically about what strengths and competencies serve us and what behaviors or ideas about ourselves are no longer helpful or accurate. Therapy offers an opportunity to be still, reflect and become more clear about how our experiences, and the stories we tell ourselves about them, shape us.
Providing Competency Based Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Families
Trauma & PTSD
Grief & Loss
I am a licensed master social worker with more than 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the private and public sectors. My undergraduate education at The American University, and initial work experience in various political settings, was rooted in the idea of affecting change. It took little time to realize, however, that I wanted to connect and do such work on a more individual basis, and I pursued a Masters in Social Work at The Catholic University. My post graduate training with The Family Therapy Practice Center in Washington, DC reinforced my commitment to a competency based focus that is organized around the unique strengths and inherent resiliency of individuals and families and continues to guide my practice today.