Mary Bradley, MS

(she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor
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Mary@forSelfActualization.com
708-505-5652

Accepting New Clients

Daytime, Evening & Saturday Availability & Video Counseling

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Mary has a strong background in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, as well as anger and behavioral concerns. She also specializes in working with individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. 

Mary's work is strongly aligned with Adlerian theory, which believes individual differences are extremely important, but it’s also essential to look at how we fit into our social surroundings and interact with others. Humans are social beings and so it’s important that we are aware of the effect we have on others while remaining true to ourselves. 

"I decided to be a counselor because I’d like to provide an outlet and a place for my clients, especially children and adolescents, to feel safe to be themselves. Sometimes just having that space is enough to create significant change.  My favorite part about counseling is helping clients better understand themselves. There’s so many ways to go about solving one problem. Looking at your goals and motivation helps create insight into what makes you tick and how you view the world. I believe our individualities and uniqueness should be celebrated.

 

I am originally from Chicago and received my bachelor’s from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. After graduation, I moved to Dallas, Texas and pursued my master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University."

Specialties
  • Child

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • LGBTQ+

Issues
  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Family Conflict

  • Life Transitions

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Teen Violence

  • Transgender

  • Women's Issues

Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality
  • Bisexual

  • Lesbian

 

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

  • Teen

  • Preteen

Communities
  • Body Positivity

  • Gay Allied

  • HIV / AIDS Allied

  • Intersex Allied

  • Lesbian Allied

  • Non-Binary Allied

  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy

  • Queer Allied

  • Racial Justice Allied

  • Sex Worker Allied

  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

  • Transgender Allied

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian

  • Attachment-based

  • Eclectic

  • Expressive Arts

  • Humanistic

  • Multicultural

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused

Modality
  • Individuals