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Mary Brissett

Staff Counselor

Mary originally joined New City Counseling as a staff counselor in 2008 and returned in 2015 after living for six years in Colorado. She has a master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Virginia. She has clinical experience serving a broad clientele and enjoys working with couples, women, and multicultural clients. Mary worked with families as an intern for the Charlottesville League of Therapists and with students at the University of Virginia Women's Career Center. She also has experience working in Ethiopia, where she served with Women at Risk (WAR), providing counsel to women who are heads of households and struggling to overcome lives involving poverty, prostitution, and addiction, and with an HIV/AIDS team supported by SIM and MTW missions, where she worked as a group leader and women's counselor. She had a private practice in Colorado Springs until her return to New City. Mary was born and raised in Ethiopia to an Ethiopian mother and an Indian father. When she is not counseling, she loves spending time with her large extended family, traveling, reading, and napping. She is married to her better half and is the grateful mother of four children.