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MS, LCSW Mary Kay Zayani

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Mary Kay Zayani is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: MS, LCSW
Years in Practice: 25
State: CA

Hello my name is Mary Kay and I am honored that you have taken the opportunity to seek online counseling through BetterHelp. We all sometimes need to seek guidance from another as we navigate through a traumatic life event, difficult life transition, or when we just feel "in a funk"/need an extra boost, inspiration, and/or motivation.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCSW) in both California and New York States. I have over 25 years experience in the field of counseling and mental health. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work Clinical Counseling from Columbia University in New York.

From a very young age, I have always had a gift for healing, listening, soothing and comforting others which I been able to channel into a life long career. My areas of specialties include treating: trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, healthy and positive parenting issues, PTSD, relational intimacy/couples issues, career guidance, and motivational coaching, among others.

My approach to counseling and style within the sessions is based on Strength Based, Cognitive-Behavioral , mixed with Psycho-dynamic techniques. What this means, is that I am a neutral objective nonjudgmental "witness", of whom motivates, listens, validates, soothes, and encourage you on your life path. Most therapists do not "tell a client what to do". Instead I will help you to come up with the answers, choices and decisions from within yourself. I have a warm, kind and empathic counseling approach focused on getting to know your story, helping you to stabilize emotions, self-soothe, and challenge unhelpful core beliefs and cognitive distortions.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Mary Kay has such an intuitive sense about things. She understands trauma, family and relationship dynamics, communication styles and unconscious motivations/behaviors (among other things,) so thoroughly and has helped me deepen my own understanding of these as they pertain to me. She breaks down even the smallest details that matter to me to help reveal the bigger picture. I feel I have developed not only healthier and more accurate perspectives but more confidence overall as a result of new awareness, boundaries, coping strategies and other tools that have helped me navigate some of my most difficult challenges.

J.A.·Nov 28, 2020


Mary Kay Zayani offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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