I’m Mary Beth Lyles and I am an Associate Professional Counselor in the state of GA and a National Certified Counselor. I love helping women find peace, confidence, clarity and an openness to possibility.
I believe that our wellness comes from many places: our current thoughts, our relationships, the environment in which we grew up and that in which we now live, the meaning we make of our lives and our life experiences to date.
Working together, we can find the path forward by discovering your own strengths, wisdom, and solutions, while drawing from research-based techniques and strategies. Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or just suspect that things could be a bit better if you had someone to talk with, I look forward to hearing your story and learning what makes you unique. I will tailor the therapeutic process to your individual goals, situation and personal comfort.
My special interests include depression/anxiety, later-life motherhood, dating, stress and professional burnout, fulfillment, creativity, life-stage transitions, healthy grandparenting and emotional wellness for mature/senior women.
I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University and completed my clinical internship at Transitions/Emory Wesley Woods. Prior to entering counseling, I worked for many years in trade publishing, as a literary agent representing fiction and nonfiction projects while helping authors navigate the often stressful publication process, and in legal education. I earned my undergraduate degree from Brown University and hold additional degrees from Emory School of Law and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
When not working, I enjoy books, interesting food, British television and spending time in nature. I share my daily life with my husband, daughter and Atticus the cat. Mary Beth is a nickname. My legal name is Mary Elizabeth Chappell Lyles and I practice under the Direction and Supervision of Cassie Owens, LPC.
Please contact me for a free initial consultation and you can read about my services here. Saturday appointments are available!