Mary is a graduate of the University of South Florida Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and the School of Higher Education, Florida State University. Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist she has had a private mental health practice in Lee County since 1979.
Mary is a devoted practitioner of Mindfulness meditation continuing to study extensively and teach in the areas of Mindfulness, stress reduction, and meditation. She has facilitated mindfulness workshops, classes, and meditation groups in Southwest Florida for more than ten years through the sponsorship of the non-profit organization Hearts’ Path to Mindful Living, Inc. As a workshop facilitator, Mary has more than 30 years of experience in personal growth and awareness. Sharing mindfulness as a method for reducing stress began in 2005 following participation in a professional training program with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the originator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.™