Mary Jean Walton, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

MFC 47885
(408) 235-9790


 “I am passionate about helping people work through issues that keep them from living freely and fully, including working with couples to move toward a healthier and vital relationship or marriage.”

Education:
Western Seminary – Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
Southwestern University in Texas – Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Areas of Focus:
Individuals
Couples
Anxiety/Depression
Trauma
Life transitions
Grief
Codependency
Parenting
Work related issues
Caregivers
Spiritual crisis or faith related issues

Seminars, Workshops and/or Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

If you’re finding yourself in a place where you are looking for help navigating the many roles, relationships, transitions, stresses and circumstances that we as humans face throughout our life span, or you are a couple who is looking for help with patterns and issues that are causing pain and disconnection, I would love to help.

Anxiety can be an isolating and debilitating experience. Many who suffer from anxiety begin to also suffer depression as the anxiety continues to interfere with functioning in relationships and work. There are over 40,000,000 over the age of 18 that suffer from anxiety and as our world moves at a faster and faster pace and an overwhelming amount of information crosses our screen on a daily basis, chances are this number will rise. As someone who experienced a period of anxiety myself I have a great deal of empathy and compassion along with research based modalities to work with you to get to a place of well being.

There can be many issues that we face that come from trauma experiences that go unprocessed or attended. Trauma is something that our bodies remember and if unprocessed can paralyze or isolate. I am trained in several empirically based trauma treatment modalities and would love to help.

I want to see more marriages survive and thrive. I’d like to use both my education and personal experience as someone who has been married for 40 years to help you exchange the hurtful patterns that can cycle over and over and damage relationship. I’d love to help you become partners in becoming healthy and whole as individuals and as a couple.

I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in San Jose, CA and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tx. I love therapeutic work, being part of others’ lives in growth toward health and wholeness and the way it continues to challenge me in my own growth. I love being married, hanging out with family and friends. I love the sunshine, reading and being part of healing human experiences.

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shane can’t survive.”Brené Brown