Mary has dedicated her career as a Licensed Clinical Therapist to working with children and families. Her undergraduate degree comes from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. While she was earning her Masters Degree in Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University, Mary studied and worked at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale Medical School.
Throughout MaryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s career working in Group Homes as a mental health consultant and in her thriving private practice, she has always enjoyed helping people find their personal power to improve and change their lives. As an LCSW in private practice, she worked with so many amazing teenage girls who couldn't see their beauty, their gifts, or their world as a positive and supportive place for them. SheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s also met many adult women with the same issues.
Developing the Sassy Line of Beauty Products has helped Mary combine her expertise in counseling with her strong desire to have healthy products available for young people (including her own tween daughter). The Sassy label and website is a positive influence for girls, especially before they become teenagers where things seem to get permanently imprinted in their memory (and are thereby harder to change ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ not impossible to change ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ just harder).
Mary lives in Orange, CT with her husband, daughter and their dog, Spot.