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Mary Donaldson
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Mary Donaldson

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
100 W. Imperial Avenue, Suite M, El Segundo, CA 90245
Let's Connect (310) 853-1591
Accepting new clients - teens, romantic partnerships, adults, and families. It can feel really good to finally get help, and yet, it can still be hard to accept that you deserve it. Wherever you are in this process, I’ll meet you there. I encourage you to come as you are - bring your anxiety, dark humor, skepticism, anger, hopelessness, and questions; we'll take a closer look together. With a collaborative and authentic approach, I'll both challenge you and honor your pace. I’m not a fixer, but I draw from evidence-based and trauma-informed care to help you help yourself.
I specialize in relationships - the ones between you and the world, you and others, you and yourself, and even the one between you and me. Research has shown that the best predictor of positive outcomes in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. With this at the center of our work, my hope is for you to feel safe, supported, and understood.
As an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapist, I have learned that healing relational trauma requires connection. The process of building and repairing those connections can start with one conversation. So let's talk! Schedule a complimentary phone consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Call or Mary Donaldson now for a free 15 minute consultation - (310) 853-1591

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

100 W. Imperial Avenue

Suite M

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 853-1591
I offer in-person therapy Wed-Fri and online therapy on Mon-Tues. I currently have after-school/evening slots open on Thurs and Fri.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Family Conflict and Trauma and PTSD 
$190 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I currently practice in El Segundo, CA. New video coming soon!
Mary Donaldson
Let's Connect (310) 853-1591

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

100 W. Imperial Avenue

Suite M

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 853-1591
I offer in-person therapy Wed-Fri and online therapy on Mon-Tues. I currently have after-school/evening slots open on Thurs and Fri.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Family Conflict and Trauma and PTSD 
$190 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I currently practice in El Segundo, CA. New video coming soon!
Mary Donaldson

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $190
  • Couple Sessions $235
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
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I am in-network with Aetna insurance, and I have current openings for clients with Aetna. If you are out-of-network, I can offer monthly superbills (invoices), which you can submit to your insurance company. You may receive partial reimbursement depending on your plan.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
"
I am in-network with Aetna insurance, and I have current openings for clients with Aetna. If you are out-of-network, I can offer monthly superbills (invoices), which you can submit to your insurance company. You may receive partial reimbursement depending on your plan.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 126841
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Supervised by Lisa LaGuardia Fischer, MA, LMFT California / 113848
  • Membership with CAMFT 10005228 / 2020
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Oregon Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors; Bachelor of Arts in English / 2018
  • Attended University of Southern California, Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Graduated 2021
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After graduate school, I completed a Clinical Fellowship at USC, where I gained extensive trauma and suicide prevention training. I later became a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist: Level I. And in addition to private practice, I counsel teens at Manhattan Beach Middle School every Tuesday.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
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After graduate school, I completed a Clinical Fellowship at USC, where I gained extensive trauma and suicide prevention training. I later became a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist: Level I. And in addition to private practice, I counsel teens at Manhattan Beach Middle School every Tuesday.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
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We'll start by setting goals together: what would you like to get out of therapy? What would progress look and feel like? As treatment unfolds, we'll check in: Are you closer to your goals? Do we need to adapt to barriers or concerns? Tailoring interventions to your unique needs, I will challenge you to look closer at the good, the bad, and the vast in-between that arises from change and healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
"
We'll start by setting goals together: what would you like to get out of therapy? What would progress look and feel like? As treatment unfolds, we'll check in: Are you closer to your goals? Do we need to adapt to barriers or concerns? Tailoring interventions to your unique needs, I will challenge you to look closer at the good, the bad, and the vast in-between that arises from change and healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

3 Endorsements

Brigitte Tabaroki
Brigitte Tabaroki
Marriage & Family TherapistMSLMFT
Mary is a knowledgeable, genuine, and empathetic clinician. She is committed to supporting and working alongside her clients to provide the best possible care. I am lucky to call Mary a dear colleague of mine!
Monique Kennedy
Monique Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Mary is a knowledgeable and compassionate clinician. Her personality and ability to meet people where they are make her a relatable clinician who genuinely cares for her clients. She fosters a safe environment for clients to heal and flourish.
Christina King
Christina King
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Mary is a brilliant clinician focused on healing relationships. Her collaborative approach empowers clients to make changes and overcome adversities. Using evidence-based practices, Mary is committed to providing you with comprehensive care.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused
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I work mainly from Attachment-Based, Person-Centered, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral frameworks, but I integrate interventions to meet your unique needs. I also use a multicultural lens; this means I attend to cultural and systemic factors, such as race, gender, class, size, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and contexts of power, oppression, and privilege.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
"
I work mainly from Attachment-Based, Person-Centered, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral frameworks, but I integrate interventions to meet your unique needs. I also use a multicultural lens; this means I attend to cultural and systemic factors, such as race, gender, class, size, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and contexts of power, oppression, and privilege.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Location

Primary Location

100 W. Imperial Avenue

Suite M

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 853-1591
"
I offer in-person therapy Wed-Fri and online therapy on Mon-Tues. I currently have after-school/evening slots open on Thurs and Fri.
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
"
I offer in-person therapy Wed-Fri and online therapy on Mon-Tues. I currently have after-school/evening slots open on Thurs and Fri.
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 853-1591
Mary Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024