141 University Ave
Sewanee, TN 37375

Maryellen McCone LPC/MHSP

Maryellen McCone MA LPC/MHSP I work with individuals experiencing everyday challenges as well as people who are struggling with more significant mental health concerns and I have experience in working with adolescents and adults in the following areas:

  • • Relationship Issues
  • • Depression
  • • Anxiety - Excessive Worry
  • • Marriage - Divorce - Betrayal
  • • Grief - Loss
  • • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • • Codependency
  • • Self-Esteem
  • • Chronic Illness
  • • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • • PTSD

It is difficult to describe how therapy can be helpful to someone because everyone comes to therapy with different experiences, skills and needs.

In the most general sense, I see my work as helping people to live and experience life in a way they find more fulfilling. I believe that each person has the ability to change and make adjustments in their life through increased awareness and a willingness to explore different ways of responding to troublesome situations.

While each therapeutic relationship is unique and utilizes techniques which are appropriate to the individual, my focus is drawn from cognitive therapy which identifies how our thoughts influence our feeling and a mindfulness based practice which allows us to identify our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. This is coupled with self compassion training in order to allow us to make changes that are in our best long term interest and to do so with compassion and not judgement. I believe that frequently a client knows where they want to be in life and working with a therapist can facilitate the process of achieving their goals.