Mary Jean Walton, MA, LMFT
“I am passionate about helping women embrace their identity and work through things that keep them from living freely and fully and helping couples move to a healthier and vital marriage.”
Western Seminary – Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
Southwestern University in Texas – Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
Areas of Focus:
Couples and Families
Seminars, Workshops and/or Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
The clients in my practice are either women who are struggling with life issues, anxiety, depression, relational issues or the issues that come with our different stages of life. There are many changes in our identity, roles and responsibilities throughout life and I love to help women work through the emotional & spiritual struggles that come with these changes and the various ways we can adapt and grow through these times, yet maintain a sense of identity. I like to look at how our thinking impacts our emotions and what role choice plays. I explore family of origin issues that bring awareness to soul wounds, or traumas that need healing. I’m trained in EMDR, which is a trauma treatment protocol as well.
I love to help couples struggling in their marriages. There is a reason we choose the partner we choose. I believe marriage is about understanding and developing empathy for and being partners in healing soul wounds. I believe this is the design and purpose for marriage, but unless we understand ourselves and our spouse, we trigger wounds and defense mechanisms abound creating patterns that are frustrating and disconnecting. I want to help.
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”Fred Rogers