Mary Stanton-Nurse


I completed my Master's of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy from the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, with a twenty-month clinical internship at Atlantic Street Center in Seattle. My approach to therapy is systemic and relationship-oriented, and although I have advanced training, I believe you are the expert on your life and your experiences.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, board games, choral singing and spending time with my family and cats. 

I practice integrative, systems-oriented therapy, with a focus on relationships and how clients are influenced by and influence those relationships. I am trained in a few different formal models of therapy practice, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples. I completed a clinical internship of over twenty months, working primarily with individuals, children, and family groups.

Although my degree is from a School of Theology and Ministry, and my practice is located in a church building, my therapeutic approach is not specifically-Christian. Rather, I am trained to notice and draw on any spiritual and/or religious strengths that a client or family brings with them to therapy, and to help clients identify how those strengths can support them towards their goals. In adherence to my own ideals as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy’s (AAMFT) Code of Ethics, I do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.