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Mary Bonneson can help you identify and achieve your mental health goals. To schedule an appointment, call 262-786-9184. 

Mary Bonneson, MS, LPC, NCC

Mary Bonneson has earned a reputation as a caring, directive counselor who blends hope and humor into her professional manner. Together, she will help you achieve your mental health goals. 

Mary Bonneson, MS, LPC, NCC provides treatment to children aged 10 and above, adolescent females, and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling. A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), she treats:

  • Depression and other mood disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment to grief or life transitions

  • Relationship conflicts, the forgiveness process

  • Marital/premarital therapy 

 

Mary also works with those who want to learn to cope more effectively with chronic pain or physical illness. She helps you learn that you can thrive and enjoy life despite the challenges it may bring. Mary will help you discover that hope is a powerful force for healing and growth.

Mary has more than 20 years of expertise in the fields of mental health and wellness. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., she was named Most Outstanding Psychology Major in her senior year. She pursued graduate studies at Purdue University, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Mary was awarded a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. While completing her clinical training, she published her Master’s research.

Prior to joining Anne Huebner & Associates, Mary worked for 19 years at a state-certified outpatient mental health family practice clinic. She acquired a wealth of experience providing professional counseling to many diverse people with a wide variety of family backgrounds, symptoms, and concerns. Mary has worked with traditional two-parent families, single parents, blended families, and families adjusting to a divorce process. She has also helped single adults overcome loneliness and discover ways to live fuller, more meaningful lives.

Online Therapy:

Always growing as a professional, Mary earned her credential as a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) in 2018. Research supports online therapy through video conferencing as an effective intervention for many common mental health and relational concerns. If interested, Mary will help you determine whether online sessions are the best approach for you. Online therapy can be a convenient alternative, particularly to those with travel or health concerns. It is available to Wisconsin residents only and with few exceptions, only to those age 18 and above.

Approaches to Treatment: 

Mary supports a collaborative treatment style and will work with you early on to understand, develop, and agree upon goals and approaches. She holds a specialty credential as a Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist and will help you identify thinking errors or false beliefs that contribute to your distress. You will learn how to modify negative beliefs to be more realistic or truth-based to improve your mood, motivation, and functioning. Mary will also help you build on your personal strengths to take the next step of growth. You’ll learn how to change your behavior and communication to be more constructive and goal-directed. Practicing these new skills between sessions will help you achieve greater success. As needed, Mary also offers relaxation training, interpersonal therapy, and selected methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused care.

Specialty in Christian Counseling:

For those interested, Mary offers Christian counseling. A Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Mary also holds a specialty credential as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. Many clients appreciate addressing matters of faith at a time of grief, challenge, crisis, or pain in their lives. Respecting your level of comfort, Mary will integrate Biblical principles into the counseling process. She does this with compassion and grace, pointing you toward truth that can provide comfort and guidance through life’s journey. Many clients appreciate closing their sessions with a supportive prayer.

Research and Publications:

  • "Understanding Child and Adolescent Depression," in Natural Awakenings magazine, Dec. 2004, Milwaukee, WI

  • ''The Development of the Crisis Call Outcome Rating Scale" (M.S. thesis), in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psvchology, volume 55, Aug. 1987. (D. M. Hartsough was second author)

         

The Rating Scale developed in connection with that research has since been translated into French and Chinese for use in Canada and the Republic of China.

Professional Affiliations and Honors:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT)

  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) 

  • Member of AACC Christian Care Network

  • Member of United Healthcare (Optum Health) “Campaign for Excellence” — Named to “Tier 1 Star Rating” status for clinical outcomes

  • Named to Marquis' Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the Midwest

  • Phi Beta Kappa (academic Honor Society)-Marquette University

  • Phi Kappa Phi ( academic Honor Society) -Purdue University

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