Mary Ann Sokolowski, Licensed Professional Counselor- Mental Health Service Provider 


My career in mental health began over 16 years ago when I began as a volunteer at a local crisis and suicide line while attending the College of Charleston at a ripe ole age of 18…. (normal, right??), eventually going on staff and spending 5 years working with those in crisis and experiencing thoughts of suicide.  I quickly realized my passion in life was forever counseling while in a (brief) career in pharmaceutical sales I found myself volunteering to do the overnight shifts at the crisis hotline (I just couldn't get away) and then going into "work".....  

Along individual and couples, group and family counseling, I have post masters experience in crisis and suicide prevention in the Nashville area, working with those that have suicide thoughts, and are grieving a loss due to suicide or self harming behaviors.  In this experience I was able to facilitate a government grant from SAMHSA providing services for individuals following hospitalization for suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt in the Nashville area. 

Trained in disorders across the board, my specialties and areas of interest are with those who are going through a life transition, young adults (20's/college student), bi-polar disorder, parenting (I have 3 myself), grief, shame, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, attachment, end of life issues including care giving and dementias/Alzheimer's disease, and those who are dealing with life impacted by suicidal thoughts, loss and/ or self harm.  In addition, through not only professional, but my own experience with adoption, I have found a great interest in adoption work, attachment, and family systems.

In my off time I enjoy spending time with my husband (we have a spicy family) and kids (whom we refer to as the triples (Irish Triplets), doing home remodeling projects, gardening, cooking (not baking… baking is far to precise for me), various types of working out (when time permits), reading (although at this phase in life it is rarely pleasure reading-let's be honest), and simply being outside.
I proudly serve as the President of the Board at Richmont Graduate University, educating counselors as they begin their training and careers to serve.


Specialized Training


Attachment focused EMDR


ARC model of Attachment

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy

Psychological Autopsy

ASIST Suicide Prevention

Brazelton's TouchPoints

Dialectic Behavior Therapy

Circle of Security Parenting and Attachment

Internal Family Systems

Education and Credentials

Bachelors of Arts in Biology College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

Masters in Mental Health Counseling Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider
LPC-MHSP License #3217 State of Tennessee


Rates: $175/ Clinical hour

Call 615.268.3344 or schedule online below to begin your journey to better emotional, mental and spiritual health.