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. She has 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, utilizing play therapy and expressive arts therapy with her kid and teen clients. Her certification as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator enables Mary Anne to offer evidence-based parenting education. She values working closely with the family system to encourage growth and development. As a mother herself, Mary Anne has a heart for working with new parents, particularly mothers as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood. 

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 

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