Mary Elizabeth Wilkes Chand, LCSW received her Masters in Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelors in Sociology from Washington College. She has worked with children and adults of all ages and has worked in group homes, homeless shelters and most recently within the public school system. Her areas of interest include trauma recovery/PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and navigating major life transitions. She also has experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and evaluating transgender individuals for gender reassignment surgery or hormone replacement therapy.
I believe in meeting you where you are but helping you to set goals to get where you want to be. Every person is different and I tailor my style and approach based on what you need, whether that is an ear to listen, a voice to guide or a joke to lighten the mood. My goal is to create a safe space for you to be express your thoughts and feelings and work towards the goals we set together.
Cognitive behavioral therapy – or CBT for short – is one of the most effective counseling options we offer. We help both women and men achieve emotional well-being by creating individual treatment plans using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.