Mary Ablett, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who currently has a psychotherapy practice in Atlanta Georgia.  She is also co-founder of the Psychotherapy, Training, and Education Center, Inc. (PSYTEC) and is an experienced professional trainer in both clinical and ethical issues. As a speaker and clinician, Mary employs humor to facilitate learning and encourage growth. Mary has over 25 years of experience in the mental health and human services fields. She has worked in the private and public sector as well as inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. She has worked with a wide range of issues and populations, which include children, adolescents, and adults. Mary received her Master Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia  and the Georgia Clinical Society for Social Workers. Mary received the Social Worker of the Year Award, Georgia Chapter, in 1996.

Treatment Philosophy and Approach:
My theoretical orientation primarily comes from social learning theory. Therefore, I believe that therapy involves learning new skills, gaining new insight, and changing one’s behavior to meet one’s therapy goals. My therapy approach also comes from a family systems perspective, meaning that, regardless of how many people are in my office at one time as clients, I am always thinking about intervening in situations with an awareness of the complexity and interactivity of the relationship systems involved. In addition, therapy involves a respectful, trusting, collaborative relationship between therapist and client.  One unique feature of my practice is that, depending on the presenting clinical issue, I am willing to meet clients outside of the office to help implement therapy skills in the natural environment. I attempt to work as efficiently as possible, the decision of how much time therapy takes will, of course, be yours.

Areas of Practice/Services Provided:

  • Anxiety Disorders (including OCD, phobias, separation anxiety and panic disorder)
  • Depression and Adjustment Disorders
  • Childhood Behavioral Problems (including encopresis, enuresis, and general noncompliance)
  • Individual, Couples and Family Therapy (CBT and DBT methods)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Motivational Problems
  • Psychoeducational Training on a variety of mental health issues

For more information about Mary Ablett, see her resume.

Insurance Carriers Accepted:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Value Options