I am a therapist who loves helping people who are dealing with difficult times. I provide a safe and confidential place where my clients can share their thoughts and feelings, find support, look at what’s working and what’s not, and learn new strategies to deal with negative emotions and situations.
My desire is to promote self-exploration and empowerment so my clients can let go of negative beliefs, foster deeper relationships, and achieve increased self-esteem and happiness. I consider the self holistically and provide support that’s focused on individual needs as well as improving experiences with family, peers, work or school, and society as a whole. I partner with my clients, utilizing a variety of counseling approaches to help them heal and become more hopeful and resilient.
I started my private practice in 2012 in the Denver Tech Center. I feel honored to support individuals, couples, families, and teens as they cope with difficulties, expand life’s possibilities, and thrive.
I’ve been a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010 (#5844) and passed the Licensing Examination for Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008. I earned my Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern status from the State of Texas in 2001 (#63449).
I am a member of the AEDP Institute, AEDP of Rocky Mountains, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Colorado Counseling Association.
M.A., Professional Counseling, Texas State University, 2007
For my M.A., I specialized in marriage and family therapy as well as individual therapy. I completed two internships as part of this program: one at a middle school, where I co-led a Bully Busters group and a group for children from divorced homes, and the other at Austin Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment Center, where I provided group, individual, and family therapy.
B.A., Psychology, University of North Texas, 2002
While pursuing my degree, I worked as a research assistant, focusing on the emotions of women living at lower incomes and on parent-child interaction.
2012-present: Private Practice: Mary Costello Stevens, LLC, DBA Harmony Family Counseling
2009-2012: Jefferson Center for Mental Health: Adult Outpatient Clinician
2007-2008: Addiction and Psychotherapy Services: Therapist
2006-2007: Austin Recovery: Clinical Intern
2002-2003: Denton County Mental Health Mental Retardation (MHMR): Child and Adolescent Continuity of Care