Ms. Mary Hotze
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, families, couples, and children to help them build, strengthen, and heal themselves and their their relationships. In more than a dozen years of clinical practice, I have developed transformative ways to work with adults and children, including those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, as well as cutting-edge neuroscience such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
I also help individuals who are facing life transitions, or who are experiencing difficulties in their partner relationships. We are neuro-biologically designed to be in healthy, happy relationships of all kinds with others. Therefore, ruptured or damaged relationships negatively affect our mind, body and spirit. My method is to accept clients as they are and work with them collaboratively to make goals and move forward towards health. I have experience with diverse family structures and cross-cultural families, having lived extensively overseas, giving me unique cultural perspectives.
I have more than a decade of experience working with children and infants, with years of involvement on state level Infant Mental Health and Play Therapy Boards. I am a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and am Certified in Child Parent Relational Therapy, and a Mentor and trainer for the Child Trauma Academy, where I have worked with children who have experienced trauma and neglect and have helped train other health care professionals in this area.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical and Social Psychology from Purdue University and my Master of Science degree from Friend’s University. I have presented at conferences, mental health organizations, and schools.