Mary Jo Puglisi, LCPC, M.S., has been working in the fields of counseling and education for over 30 years. Her practical approach is rooted in a strong background in psychology and a firm belief that everyone can grow and learn. Mary Jo's primary treatment modality is cognitive-behavioral, allowing clients to see how changing the messages they give themselves and shifting their behavioral patterns can benefit their lives. She has designed and run special education programs in private schools in Maryland and counseled the students in these programs. She has spoken at the local and national level on topics central to educational counseling and has had several articles published in magazines, as well.
Mary Jo completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Loyola College in Maryland, earning a B.S. in Psychology in 1988 and an M.S. In Counseling Psychology in 1993 with a strong focus on the relationship between physical and mental health. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Mary Jo is the mother of 4 young adult children and loves spending time with them more than anything else. She also loves to travel, scuba dive, and enjoy time with friends.