MBrasch

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

(602) 510-7967
(480) 998-4815 Fax

www.MaryBrasch.com

Challenges I Work With

  • Adults
  • Marriage & Couples Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Children and Teen Issues
  • Group Therapy – Child, Tweens & Transgender
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Educational Issues
  • Hypnosis
  • Transgenders – ages 13-adult  

The Kids Group has kids from seven to eleven and has generally focused on pro-social skills, attention control, and self-esteem enhancement.  The group typically has 5-7 members and meets for 60 minutes on alternate Thursdays at 6:20 p.m.

The Tween Group is for eleven to fourteen year olds and focused on transitional issues involving school and developmental changes that are important to this age group.  Common topics include identity, dealing with peer pressure, school problems, dealing with family conflicts, and decision making.  The group typically has six to eight members and meets on alternate Thursdays at 6:20 p.m. 

The Transgender Group is open to any member of the entire community who wants to learn, grow, and experience absolute acceptance from a supportive community. The group meets on the first Monday of each month and has done so for over 12 years. We meet from 6:30-8:00 PM. The group is for adult family members, spouses and those in transition. A donation of $10.00 is suggested. Transitioning Issues are discussed as well as any topic of interest to group members. The group meets at 3040 E. Cactus Road in Suite 6.

I firmly believe that the cornerstone of therapeutic success is to build a trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients.  I believe in creating and maintaining a safe and supportive environment in which my clients have the opportunity to explore their experiences, develop self-awareness and insight, recognize and develop strengths, and use those strengths, toward improving their lives.  My treatment approach is creative, flexible and tailored to their unique needs.

Professional Associations

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • American Counseling Association
  • Arizona Counseling Association

Practice Credentials

  • Associates Degree in Child Development, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, 1993
  • Master of Arts in Community Leadership with an emphasis in Education, 1995
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, 1998
  • Registered Hypnotist, 1996
  • CAGS – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Ottawa Counseling Program

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

Tucson, Arizona

Hobbies

Floral Design, Traveling, Entertaining

Favorite Books/Movie/Music/Foods/Band/etc.

Movie = Blues Brothers
Food = Mexican
Bands = Hall and Oats

I’m Known For…

Loving kids and animals, especially kitties

One Person I Wish I Could Meet or Could Have Met

My Great(many greats) Grandfather, Patrick Henry

My Most Embarrassing Moment

Times when I know someone’s face and should have remembered their name!

Something I’m Very Proud Of

My Children and Granddaughters

The Craziest Thing I’ve Done

Driving a tractor into a peach tree on my parent’s farm (child)

My Greatest Annoyance

Getting older

An Important Thing I Learned as a Child or Teen

Do your best and work hard

My Worst Job Ever

Photographing checks for the Bank of Tucson!

A Favorite Quote

The Early Bird Gets The Worm

Something I Would Love to Achieve

Seeing all three of my granddaughters married!

One Item I Should Definitely Get Rid of But Probably Won’t

Old Photos

Something That Really Annoys Me

Clients who do not show up for their appointments after confirming

One of My Favorite Games/Toys When I Was a Child

My kitties

If I Were Not Able to Use Any Electronic Devices for a Week, I Would…

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Where I Work

Phoenix Office

3040 E Cactus Road
Suite A
Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 510-7967
(602) 218-6434 Fax

Hours

Tuesday – Friday

Scottsdale Office

8124 E Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(602) 510-7967
(480) 998-4815 Fax

Hours

Mondays

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