Mara Reilly is a Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years experience working with couples, families and individuals. Mara's passion is family disruption services for chemical dependency. She brings this 12 Step Family Systems training into all forms of mental health family needs. She works with adults and family systems- the more the better.
Couples and Individual Therapy is where your pain begins. Work covers the whole range from dating to co-parenting to retirement. All work is done face to face without any of the daily distractions of home.
Family Therapy generally revolves around two or three generational issues ( kids, parents, in-laws, grandparents).
Therapy with me is just a conversation. People ask me if I am specially trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Couples Training. Therapists are to assess each individual's, couple's and family's needs only when they walk in the door. We pull from a plethora of tools. If anything I would say I am most naturally trained in Michael White's Narrative Therapy externalizing the issue.
I rely on Murray Bowen Family of Origin; Carl Rodger's Client Centered and rhetorical approach in communication, the Self of the Therapist in the room and positive regard. I've trained with therapists using Boszormenyi-Nagy Contextual Model and Post Modern Theory having had Lynn Hoffman as a gust lector once.
In layman's terms, I personally call it Reilly's Fly by the Seat of your Pants- meeting the client in the moment where they are at and not where I am at. I role model learning to put new tools in your toolbox. Every family, person, couple I am called to walk the journey of their pain with I take as a spiritual honor. The fly by the seat of your pants eclectic training I received as a purely trained marriage and family therapist is me actively joining and engaging in every session clients bring in. I call it my picture window to life and I cherish the passion and gift I get to practice every day.
Changing only myself is the most powerful change I can make whether you join me changing or not.