Mary Miracle, LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive behavioral therapy and a person-centered approach. She has extensive experience in treating individuals who are experiencing difficulties with managing strong negative emotions. This often includes individuals who are struggling to cope with past or current stressors and adverse experiences, as well as body image and self-esteem.
Mary is passionate about working with children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse. She is certified in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through the N.C. Child Treatment Program. TF-CBT is an evidence-based practice for working with children who have experienced a traumatic event. The model assists both children and caregivers in learning new skills to effectively process the trauma.
In addition, Mary enjoys working with pregnant and postpartum women. She has received specialized training through Postpartum Support International in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Mary received her bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from N.C. State University and her master’s in rehabilitation counseling and psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. While in school, she completed her practicum with UNC Hospitals’ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, helping individuals adjust to stroke and other physical injuries. In addition, she completed her internship with UNC’s eating disorders program, working with adolescents and adults in both an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting. Most recently, Mary has worked for a community mental health organization, where she provided outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.