Private Clinical Social Work Practice


Life is an amazing gift that gives us the experience of joy, love, excitement and purpose. Yet, at times we are presented with challenges that inhibit our true selves and inhibit our access to positive experiences.

You will find that I embrace a “strengths-based” view by serving as a witness and validating the truth of your journey. I use guided imagery, meditation, and other mindfulness/body-mind centered modalities. I create a nurturing/sacred therapeutic space for clients to tap into their unique strengths in order to make positive life changes.

I have extensive experience counseling individuals, children, families and groups. Specialty areas include working with clients and clients’ loved ones dealing with trauma, illness, grief and bereavement, and life transitions. I also specialize in working with individuals recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), child abuse, sexual abuse, spousal abuse and other traumatic experiences. At times, I integrate a variety of relaxation techniques into therapy sessions, including guided imagery, meditation, and other mindfulness/body-mind centered modalities. The main goal of my clinical practice is to establish a therapeutic relationship based on trust, caring, openness and practical support as clients navigate complex life challenges.

I understand the importance of finding a therapist who is the right fit for you, and offer a free 30 minute phone or face-to-face consultation prior to beginning therapy.

Therapeutic Massage & Reiki

I have been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. Working intuitively, I assess each person's individual needs, promoting stress reduction, relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. The art of massage is a hands-on process, which affects both the unconscious and conscious systems of the body. In a safe, nurturing, supportive atmosphere, I combine my gentle intuitive sense with a variety of healing methods, including guided visualization, meditation, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and Reiki, while encouraging you to guide your own process of healing.

Balancing life tasks and managing everyday stress can be exhausting and overwhelming. Taking time out for a therapeutic massage or Reiki treatment provides needed self-care, allowing you to decompress and regenerate valuable energy. Therapeutic Massage and Reiki increase body awareness, reconnect you with your authentic self, and can assist in releasing held emotions, fears and grief. My intuitive gifts allow me to assist each person individually, by promoting stress reduction, relaxation, healing and an overall sense of well-being.

Massage Testimonials

A few years ago I was referred to Mary Jane by my chiropractor. At that time I was being treated for tendonitis in my arms, but was not responding to conventional methods. Mary Jane began treating me with Reiki and pressure point massage. Good things began to happen immediately and there was much improvement. Mary Jane’s intuitive gift proved to be an added blessing. Several times she has offered valuable insight that has lead to my own personal growth. Mary Jane always makes me feel as though she has all the time in the world—just for me. She is the BEST, and I am extremely grateful to have found my way to her.
— JF

Mary Jane is a caring and intuitive practitioner whose expertise has greatly improved the quality of my life. I credit her skills for the ability to again enjoy activities that had become difficult due to age and health issues. The opportunity to be a client of her therapeutic massage practice for the last seven years has truly been an appreciated, healthful gift.

Mary Jane is a modest, genuine, wise, intuitive healer who uses a variety of modalities that always effectively address the places in my body that need attention. I feel renewed and grateful after each visit and recommend her without a reservation after 8 years as a client.

Compassionate Touch

Compassionate Touch® is a hands-on complementary approach for those in eldercare, hospice and palliative care.  It combines focused touch and sensitive massage with specialized communication skills to enhance the quality of life for those in later life stages.  It effectively addresses the psychological, social and sensory needs of elders with a variety of physical or cognitive conditions and is a tool to manage challenging behavior in dementia care.

Compassionate Touch can help clients:

  • Experience greater ease of movement
  • Achieve a possible reduction in need for pain medication
  • Perform physical tasks with greater comfort
  • Benefit from greater joint flexibility
  • Decrease risk of pressure ulcers
  • Induce a relaxation response, improving sleep quality and increased feelings of calmness
Initially I was drawn to work with Mary Jane because of her holistic approach to counseling, as I was ready to try something new (after several years of traditional, talk therapy). Since working with Mary Jane, I have been moved by and grateful for the experience and the results). Her style and skill set manage to reach long-standing patterns and issues on a causal level without the need to relive, or even recount the old story. After years of on again, off again counseling this was a welcome surprise. Each time I left Mary Jane’s office, I felt freer and carried with me the sense that deep and effective transformation had taken place.Most importantly is Mary Jane’s presence (in the truest sense of the word). To meet her is to feel heard, welcomed, important and accepted without judgment. She is truly gifted in her ability to create a safe, and healing environment in which her genuine skill, talent and humble nature invite people to surrender to their deep healing. For me, trust was immediate, and I’m certain that this helped to accelerate my own process of surrender and therefore healing. Her (ultra-keen!!!) intuitive and warm approach create an environment in which healing is inevitable. I am blessed to have found this wonderful practitioner! Thank you, Mary Jane!
— RP

I went to Mary Jane for treatment involving loss of a loved one due to dementia. She carefully listened to me and had unique insights into how to help me. I felt extremely well cared for. She has tremendous sympathy and understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone if you need a referral.
— KV