(607) 280-1198
Mary Lauppe, LCSW
317 North Aurora Street,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 280-1198 (confidential voicemail and telephone number)

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About Me
I have been a professional in social work and therapy for over 24 years. I continually update my work through the latest research and training.  I particularly enjoy teaching methods of relaxation through meditation to both adults and children.  If you are looking for ways to relax or de-stress, I can help. My experience as a therapist includes inpatient mental health work at Cornell University Medical Centre in New York City.  I worked as a play therapist in a school for emotionally and behaviorally challenged children. I have been in private practice since 1996. I see adults and children. 

I have a degree in Social Work from Bristol University in the United Kingdom, and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University.

I use an eclectic approach based on my training and experience, including  psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and humanist therapy.  In addition, I imbue my work with openness to spiritual traditions and environmental concerns.

I have trained to the highest level in EMDR work for trauma ( This method of trauma work has proven useful for some individuals, even when they are unable to define the underlying issue as a trauma.

I have in-depth training in emotionally focused couple’s therapy (EFT), which can help with relationships to spouse and family, by focusing on the emotions and attachments in your life.  In therapy this process becomes dynamic and emotionally focused, often leading to a healthier outlook and the development of new and emotionally healing family relationships.

“A revolution in science has recently revealed that the adult brain remains open to change throughout the lifespan.  Though many brain scientists have in the past stated that the mind is just the activity of the brain, we now can look at the connections between these two dimensions of our lives from a different perspective.  When we consider the mind as an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information, we come to realize that we can actually use the mind to change the brain.  The simple truth is that how we focus our attention, how we intentionally direct the flow of energy and information through our neural circuits, can directly alter the brain’s activity and its structure.  The key is to know the steps toward using our awareness in ways that promote well-being.”

From: Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hansen

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