Mary Hewitt, M.Ed. MSW, RSW
Mary is registered clinical social worker and a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers and an Administrative Justice of the Peace for the Province of Nova Scotia.
She is a client-centered, strengths-based therapist, specializing in guiding clients through the ups and downs of life, relationships and transitions.
Her practice is built on trust, collaboration, acceptance, compassion and professionalism.
Her goal is to work collaboratively with clients to uncover, discover, recover and create healthy coping patterns, strategies and tools to effectively deal with day-to-day problems and complex issues.
Mary creates a safe environment for her clients to feel supported to move forward through their life challenges.
She recognizes the significance of the decision to enter a counselling relationship. She is respectful of the fact that many people seeking counselling feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed, discouraged and lacking trust in their own inherent strengths. She believes that tuning in and encouraging her clients is key to empowering them.
Mary is trained in Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidence based psychotherapeutic approaches to help client better understand themselves, their experiences and their relationships.
Her clients find Mary to be a sensitive listener, highly observant and empathic with a rare combination of intuition and professional skills. She is passionate about her work as a clinical counsellor and is constantly in awe of her clients’ wisdom and resilience; she considers it a privilege to be a part of their journey.
She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from the Saint Mary’s University, a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University.
Mary integrates the following modalities based on individual needs:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Brief Therapy/Solution-Focused
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Mary has additional training in the following areas:
- Non-violent Communication
- Motivational Interviewing
- Implicit Career Search
- Depression and Anxiety
- Grief and Bereavement
The office is based in the St. Margaret’s Bay area.
Honoring the role that pets play in our lives, (very friendly) resident dogs might be present at the office.