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Mary Beth Somich, MA, Ed.M, LPCA, currently holds an associate license as a Professional Counselor. Mary Beth sees children, adolescents, and adults within her practice. She specializes primarily in family dynamic work and teenage emotional and behavioral concerns. 

Concentrations:

 Family Therapy | Adolescent Therapy | Play Therapy

Self Esteem | Life Transitions | Trauma/PTSD

 Attachment Issues | Coping Skills | Relationship Issues 

Qualifications:

Mary Beth holds dual masters degrees from Columbia University in Mental Health Counseling and Psychological Counseling. She completed her fieldwork at the Children's Aid Society Family Wellness Program in Manhattan, NY providing individual counseling, group counseling, and advocacy to families affected by domestic violence and trauma. Mary Beth has worked closely in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) forming psycho-education and support groups for parents of children with behavioral difficulties. She has also worked as a child developmental specialist and is passionate about parent psycho-education. Other therapeutic settings Mary Beth has served in include early intervention for children on the autism spectrum, family wellness, child welfare, intensive in-home/crisis counseling, and military mental health. She is able to assess, diagnose, and treat social, psychological, and behavioral disorders and illnesses. 


Education:

Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY
• M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
• Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling

Certifications:
• Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC)

Professional Affiliations:
• North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
• Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina
• American Psychological Association
• American Counseling Association
• Psi Chi, International Psychology Honor Society

Publications:

• Somich, M. (2012). Intimate partner violence and aggression among veterans with PTSD.
• Somich, M. (2010). A power and masculinity perspective on domestic violence.