Mary Bitner, ACMHC

Mental health is a lifelong journey, and it is okay to take time to care for yourself and ask for help. I believe it is a sign of strength to seek support when you need it most. I am here to support and guide you through any challenges you may be facing. It is important for me to build a relationship founded on empathy, trust, and respect. I will create a safe, nonjudgmental place for you to navigate and express your thoughts and feelings, develop skills to manage life’s difficulties and heal from past trauma. The removal of shame and guilt, and the development of self-love will be central to your healing and self-discovery. Together, we will strive to identify what is not working and move toward a more joyful and meaningful life.  

Every person is unique and has their own story. With an empathetic approach, I will help you develop insights, identify strengths and resources, and find new ways to cope with your unique challenges. I believe in not only considering psychological and emotional needs but also physical, social, and if so desired, spiritual needs as well. Malcolm X said, “When I is replaced with WE, even Illness becomes Wellness.” No one should do it alone, and I would be honored to be on your journey of wellness.  

I have been married for 26 years and am the lucky parent of 5 kids. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Utah and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Utah Valley University. I believe we are lifelong learners. I am continually looking for opportunities to expand my counseling profession through education and training. My greatest teachers are you! I learn from you every day – your struggles, your successes, and your resilience! I am amazed by your growth and your desire to change. I specialize in working with children, adults, and couples.  

Accepts Self-pay and Select Insurance: Select Health, Cigna, PEHP and Regence Blue Cross.