Mary Massena, LCSW

St. Louis – Clayton

Mary Massena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Missouri and Illinois, serving adults. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Saint Louis University with clinical specialization and has practiced in the field of behavioral and mental health for over 10 years. She has extensive experience in hospital based inpatient and outpatient programs, community mental health, and crisis response. Mary focuses on serving adults, couples, and senior adults with specific experience in facilitating individual and group therapy. Mary’s therapeutic approach is warm, welcoming, focused, and strengths based. She believes in building trust through listening & respecting client concerns, setting meaningful goals, and helping clients find the positive change they seek. Mary is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Strengths Based, and Client Centered approaches. 

Mary has experience working with individuals dealing with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma/abuse, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, grief & loss, aging & life stage adjustment, relationship issues & career/life transitions. In addition to her role as a psychotherapist with Urban Balance, she provides ongoing consultation and training to professionals managing hospital-based outpatient behavioral health services.


ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Career Counseling, Caregiver Support, CBT, Chronic Pain, Codependency, DBT, Depression, Elder Issues, Faith/Spirituality/Religion, Family, Grief and Loss, LGBTQ, Meditation, Mindfulness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Occupational Issues, Phobias, Premarital Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity Development, Single’s Issues, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Teletherapy-Terminal Illness, Women’s Issues

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