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About Mary Joan

Mary Joan Brinson, MSW Certified EFT Therapist
Highlights of Mary Joan Brinson's
Experience & Qualifications
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • Advanced Clinical Training in The Treatment of Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Advanced Clinical Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Fifteen years experience working with Children and Family Mental Health
  • Twenty years providing Psychotherapy in private practice
  • Five years experience as a medical social worker working with chronic illness, pain and adjustment
  • Ongoing professional development with attendance at yearly conferences and workshops
  • Certified EFT Therapist
  • EFT Supervisor-In-Training

Mary Joan Brinson is a mentor and therapist who works with men, women, couples and families. She connects with people in a powerful and authentic way to create a space for great things to happen.

If you do not like how you're feeling and are ready to make changes to grow, heal or simply feel better, I am here to help. Together we will connect you to what really matters ~ your relationships, your goals and dreams, but most importantly yourself!

My journey to becoming a therapist started with receiving my Masters of Social Work. After working in a variety of community agencies, in various helping capacities, I finally started to feel my true calling which was to help people in a more powerful and intimate way through individual and couple therapy. I was drawn to joining and connecting with people as a means to helping them heal and experience growth in their lives and relationships.

I began to learn the art and science of therapy which for me, also involved bringing my own heart into this work. Then something big occurred in my life - I became a mother. I discovered that no matter how prepared we are for a life event, it can sometimes challenge us in ways we never expected. Motherhood is one of those experiences. I developed a passion for working with new mothers and their families to help guide them through the changes and adjustments that come with having a baby.

So my love of working with individuals and couples, and new mothers and their families has led me to pursue advanced clinical training in both of these areas ~ the Treatment of Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders and in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

So the essence of what I do is the same whether you are a single man seeking therapy to deal with depression, you are couple fighting to save your relationship or you're a new mother struggling to cope with postpartum anxiety - I connect with you emotionally and utilize proven and effective therapy approaches to understand what you are experiencing and develop a therapy plan to help you feel better, so you can connect to what really matters in your life.

Mary Joan Brinson, MSW, Certified EFT Therapist is located in Belleville, ON and meets with clients from Quinte and surrounding areas.