You are welcome here. My practice is inclusive of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and the LGBTQIA community.

Mary Good MFT / Ecotherapy / Holistic Psychotherapy in Sebastopol, California

Hello you.

Here are some of the reasons clients find their way into my office: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Low Self-Esteem / Self Hatred
  • Parenting struggles
  • Feeling lost and / or stuck
  • Sorrow or fear about the degradation of nature
  • Stress about our current political climate

I received an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies in 2008. After my initial training in Gestalt therapy at the Church Street Counseling Center, I interned with The Holos Institute, a holistic counseling and Ecopsychology center, and remain associated as consultant and educator. Prior to graduate school I worked extensively for 10 years with children (infant – 18yrs) as a teacher in Theater Arts (including Drama Therapy) and Environmental Education. 

In 2017 I completed advanced training in Death Midwifery and green funerals. I am also a Certified California Naturalist and specialize in edible and medicinal wild plants. I received my Permaculture Design Certificate in 2015 and am studying to become a Community Herbalist, building upon 12 years as a personal and family herbalist.

I combine an inborn ability to give counsel with techniques that are supported by science and the field of psychology and neurology. I believe in the healing power of warm humor, along with being an empathic presence who really sees and gets you. I make the darkest places feel safe to explore and celebrate with you as you move towards wholeness. 

Some of the tools I employ include:

  • Gestalt techniques
  • Somatic awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Depth Psychology
  • Ancestral connection
  • CBT/DBT. 

While the journey that we take together will be unique to your needs, my hope is that your experience will be three-fold:

  • A more easeful mind, having found peace through new intellectual understanding and mindfulness practice.
  • A heart healed and comforted through the process of contacting old emotional memories in the body and giving them the attention they need to finish releasing.
  • A sense of wholeness, clarity and joy, through the gentle integration of all parts yourself (even the ones that seem unacceptable).

In addition to traditional 50 minute in-office sessions, I also offer an Ecotherapy option (90 minute and daylong sessions in the wild spaces of Sonoma County). Ecotherapy includes the added dimensions of:

  • Deeper understanding of personal cycles by experiencing their correlation with seasonal ones.
  • An increased sense of belonging through connection to place and its natural history; the stories, names and ways of the natural world and all its inhabitants.
  • A decrease of anxiety, depression and fear through greater intimacy with your internal sources of support, as well as the resources available through a reciprocal relationship with nature.
  • Increased vitality and physical health that occur by getting outside; higher immunity, lower blood pressure, serotonin release, vitamin D uptake, and better circulation through exercise.
  • Rejuvenated inspiration for giving back…to loved ones, your community and the environment.

When not in session I enjoy my family and motherhood, wildcrafting, beekeeping and hanging out with our flock of 14 chickens.