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Mary Tate, LCSW

Message from Mary

It requires a lot of strength and courage to ask for help. Reaching out can be scary and unsettling, but you don't have to do it alone. I acknowledge what it took for you to seek help, and want to provide a safe, warm and comfortable environment for you to talk and open up. A strong therapeutic alliance is the key in ensuring honest, open, and constructive communication. In my sessions, I like to work together as two experts tackling your problems. I am direct, interactive, and genuine and will always be honest and upfront with you. I believe that you have what it takes within you to overcome the struggles you face, and I will be here to help you every step of the way. My approach is strength-based and draws from many principles, including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I know it can be hard to find a therapist that’s fitting for your individual situation, so I encourage and welcome any questions you may have prior to booking a session. I look forward to hearing from you, discovering your strengths, and working together to make steps in improving your quality of life.

About Mary's practice



Weekdays Before 9am

Weekdays After 5pm

Weekdays 9am - 5pm




Sliding scale








In-person available: Yes

Virtual available: Yes



Health-Related Concerns or Chronic Illness

Young Adulthood

Women's Obstacles




Career-Related Stress

Romantic Life



Out of network providers



NY + 4 more

Why state matters


Get to Know Mary

"Mary has many years of experience working closely with individuals and families in need of care. She is a supportive and empathetic clinician, who brings humor and warmth to her work. "

Anthea Malone, Colleague

"Mary is a skilled clinician and leader. We met through a clinical training, where I was able to experience firsthand how present and dedicated she is in her work. She effortlessly provides warm environment where clients feel comfortable and seen."

Sally Scheidlinger, Colleague

Where did you work before going into private practice?

I have worked in a variety of fields before going into private practice. I have worked with schools, foster care prevention programs, counseling for adults who have intellectual disabilities and within the pediatric/young adult HIV/AIDS community.

What is the best part of the work for you?

My favorite part of being a therapist is celebrating a client do a hard thing.We do not do this enough. I love celebrating the good stuff, but I also love celebrating the hard stuff. This is where growth happens.

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

I try to describe therapy as going to the gym. It is one of those things you hope will make you feel better and will help you see results, however, getting there is sometimes the hardest part. Like finding the right gym, finding the right therapist may take some time. You may want to shop around a bit. No therapy is an immediate fix, so don't be too hard on yourself. Focus on how you feel when you leave your first session and go with your gut.

What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a helper. I come from a family of social workers, teachers and nurses. Becoming a social worker felt so natural, and I have loved the versatility of people that I have been able to work with and support.

How much do you share about yourself during our time together and why?

I am 100% myself in sessions. I believe that the most important factor of success in therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist.