Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT. profile image




17 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker. I am licensed in Maryland and Washington DC and have 17+ years extensive experience serving in various behavioral and mental health settings. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who provides client - centered psychotherapy. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgement- free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). Each client will be met where they are, with acceptance and empathy. Life happens and we encounter challenges at one point or another. Negative thoughts and beliefs often control how we think, feel and relate. Over time, our negative emotions and pervasive thought patterns may become overwhelming and repressed. We will reflect upon any challenges you may have; including past and present. And as a team, we will get to a root cause, identify your trigger(s) and work collaboratively to develop insight, awareness, coping skills and tools to build your resilience, so you can arrive at answers within yourself. In essence, I'll support and empower you through your journey.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I incorporate an eclectic approach to psychotherapy. My strengths lie with actively listening, client engagement, support, processing your feelings and empowering you to heal and thrive. I believe you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards change. I look forward to hearing your story and collaborating with you to explore choices, resources and options that will help you make positive and sustainable life changes.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

With the use of evidence-based approaches; mindfulness, relaxation techniques, CBT, DBT, CPT, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Humanistic/ Client - Centered approaches, we will work on your specific goal(s) with the purpose of arriving at an outcome you desire. I provide culturally competent therapeutic sessions and serve clients living with depression, trauma, professional and family conflicts, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, low motivation, low self -esteem/confidence, and or coping with grief and loss.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I provide culturally competent therapeutic sessions and serve clients with challenges pertaining to *Anger *Trauma *Self Care *Motivation *Depression *Forgiveness *Grief & Loss *Family Conflict *Life Transitions *Stress and Anxiety *Relationship Issues *Peer Relationships *Work | Life Balance *Adjustment Disorder *Self Esteem | Self Confidence I am generally able to respond to messages within 24 -48 hours. Please remember that contacting me is not appropriate if you are in crisis or have an immediate need for support. In crisis situations, go to the nearest emergency room, call 911, your local Crisis Center or dial 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night. You may also use the new shorter number 988 to speak with someone immediately.

About Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT.