Mary Beth Somich, MA, Ed.M, LPCA, currently holds an associate license as a Professional Counselor. She specializes in child, adolescent, and family therapy. 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 mental illness and severe 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. 

Concentrations:

Play Therapy/Children's Therapy | Family Therapy | Adolescent Therapy

Self Esteem | Domestic Violence | Military Counseling

Life Transitions | Trauma/PTSD

 Attachment Issues | Coping Skills | Relationship Issues 


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.