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Mary Lou Lyon, LPC

Providing Counseling Services for Healing and Growth

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                                                                         Education and Credentials

I am a graduate of Marymount University with a masters degree in counseling psychology and Johns Hopkins University with a post-masters certificate in clinical counseling. I am licensed as a professional counselor in Maryland and Virginia and I am in my nineteenth year of private practice.
My early experience as a counselor was in a group practice of psychologists where I received extensive supervision in relationship focused psychodynamic therapy. I've continued to develop in this area through classes at the Washington School of Psychiatry. I have also had advanced training in grief therapy, couples therapy and attachment theory.


 My Approach to Therapy

I describe my counseling style as strongly relational with an emphasis on an individual's inner world and psychological development. Our emotional problems come about in the context of relationship and I believe that healing comes about through new healthy relationships with your therapist and with others in your world. I especially enjoy growth-oriented therapy that focuses on both emotional and spiritual issues. To read a brief article I wrote about this process click on the above link to the article, "Receiving the Gift of Therapy."