Mary Fensham, LSW

Mary FenshamMary Fensham, LSW

Tinton Falls Office / Telehealth

 

SCHOOL BACKGROUND 

Mary completed her undergraduate education at the Catholic University of America and obtained a Master’s degree from The University of Southern California’s School of Social Work. She has post-graduate experience and training in New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care at Monmouth Cares and at PGP Project. Through the Children’s system of care she received additional training in Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based treatment planning, Wraparound and Mindfulness and served a diverse client population.

LIST EXPERIENCE 

Mary has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families using various theoretical models and techniques. Mary has worked closely with clients to bridge communication and gaps between schools, courts, hospitals, and many other community partners. Mary is experienced working with a broad range of presenting problems, including personality disorders, anger management, fire starting, problematic sexual behaviors, aggression, sexual trauma, medical trauma, LGBTQ issues and barriers, domestic violence, mild to moderate disabilities, single- parent, blended and divorced families, as well as depression, anxiety, suicidality and self-harm.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/TRAININGS

She is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas Treated:

  •   Anxiety
  •   Depression
  •   Panic Disorder
  •   Transgender Issues and Barriers
  •   Individuals
  •   Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults
  •   Gambling, Video Game, Gaming Addictions
  •   Chronic Pain
  •   Social Justice
  •   ADHD
  •   Self-harm (DBT)
  •   Mild Autism

 

Mary’s Specialty Areas: 

Holistic, Strengths Based Approach

Having worked under the Wraparound Model, Mary has trained in the Children’s System of Care to approach problems not with an emphasis on one’s deficits, but to empower youth, families, and parents by identifying and utilizing their strengths. This approach takes into account the entire person and their environment to free them to flourish as their own, unique selves.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Mary uses principles from CBT and DBT to aid in mindfulness, better awareness of needs, and improved behavior and mood with reflection and reframing.

Training and Certifications:

Motivational Interviewing

– Care Management
– Narcan Use
– Opioid Abuse NJ
– Military and Veterans

Professional Presentations:

– Warriors as Healers: What We Want You to Know
– Get Your Story Straight: Trade Secrets for Federal Grant Writing