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Therapy for you.

Mary Dove, LCSW

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals and couples. I have a private practice in Chelsea and provide psychotherapy at The Juilliard School Counseling Services. I feel that creativity that each person holds is one of their greatest treasures, and cultivating it is one of their greatest adventures.

My Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.

  • Narrative Therapy Initiative in Marblehead, Ma., Certification

  • Narrative Therapy Centre in Toronto, Canada, Certification

  • Couples Therapy - Post Graduate candidate at The International Institute of EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

  • Sex Therapy Training with Ian Kerner

  • The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training

  • Mood Disorders across the Life Cycle held at Columbia University, NYC

  • Trauma Focused CBT training at the Medical University of South Carolina


My specialty is working with people who want to cultivate and nurture their innate creativity. This includes artists, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, writers, or anyone else putting their energy towards bringing what is beautiful, honest and profound into the world. I find that psychotherapy can provide invaluable support for the artistically-inclined—helping you to unlock your creative potential, and to navigate the nontraditional life journey that tends to come along with it.


My therapeutic approach draws from a range of practical and evidence-based practice traditions, including Narrative Therapy, Gestalt therapy, and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Above all else, though, I provide my clients with a safe, relaxed environment to explore their experiences and grow.

Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked at The Washington Square Institute, a renowned psychoanalytic training center. I have also taught leadership, wellness, and stress management education classes at Fortune 500 companies. Recently, I founded ​the Center for Narrative Studies, a hub for learning and community on the rich content of the narrative therapy approach. We provide clinical training in narrative therapy, peer-to-peer supervision, and monthly programs for mental health professionals. We are the first independent narrative therapy center in New York.

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