Mari Kate Picow, LAPC


(704) 931-8412

Psychology Today Profile


I am an authentic and passionate Associate Professional Counselor providing high quality evidence based counseling services to adolescents, college students, adults, couples, and families facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQ, life transitions, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and interfaith relationships.


I believe that healing begins the moment you feel heard and understood. However, we live in a world where finding someone who can actively listen and attend to our true emotions and thoughts nonjudgmentally is hard to come by. I use my authenticity, empathy, and use of humor in therapy to provide a safe space where you can get to the root of the challenges you may be experiencing. However, I also believe it’s important to provide you with coping skills to equip you in becoming more independent in managing strong emotions on your own. 


I have training in trauma focused therapies such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) quite often to assist in identifying negative beliefs about yourself and the world that are driving the symptoms and behaviors that might bring you to therapy. One of my favorite parts of therapy is when I can assist someone in developing self-compassion and uncovering their inner strengths and potential.  I also utilize creative interventions when appropriate through art, sand tray, and music. 


I have experience in a variety of settings such as employee assistance programs and school-based counseling. I work under the direction of Meg McLeroy, LMFT and the supervision of Laura Knox Furfari, LMFT. I encourage you to contact me with any questions, and I look forward to connecting with you.


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