Mary Anne Sylvester
Specializations - Children & Teens, Adults, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Parenting, Life Transitions

Mary Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Furman University and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. During her graduate program, she gained experience working with individuals and families in both medical and private practice settings.

In the counseling room, Mary Anne strives to create a comfortable space for clients to be their authentic self and work through their concerns. She works alongside her clients to encourage them to discover their strengths, explore ways to empower themselves, and promote healthy change.

Mary Anne tailors her counseling approach to fit the developmental needs of her clients. She utilizes play therapy and expressive arts therapy with her kid and teen clients as a method for interaction, establishing rapport, and diving deeper into the therapeutic work. As a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Mary Anne offers parenting education and values working closely with the family system to encourage positive growth and development.

Mary Anne’s areas of focus include:

Individuals: depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, grief and loss, life stage transitions, coping skills, and stress management

Children and Teens: social and behavioral challenges, attachment issues, identity development, self-harm, peer conflict, and bullying

Families: communication issues, co-parenting, blended families, infertility, and adoption

Women’s Issues: maternal mental health, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, adjustment to new life roles, and self-esteem

Mary Anne is a member of the American Counseling Association, The Positive Discipline Association, and The Association for Play Therapy.