Mary Tate, LCSW
I’m a New York transplant, originally from eastern North Carolina. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at Western Carolina University, and my Masters of Social Work (MSW) at The University of South Carolina. My clinical interests include treating anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and working with individuals who have chronic health conditions.
I have experience with a variety of populations, ranging from children to adolescents to young adults, as well as families as a whole. My clinical career began with in-home therapy to NYC families who risked foster care placement. Prior to founding Tate Psychotherapy, I served as Director of Social Work and Admissions at NYC's only pediatric skilled nursing facility for young adults and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS.
In addition to my education, I’ve received extensive training in trauma work and utilize various therapeutic models, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative process, which starts with the mutual trust between the therapist and the client. I work to bring a warm, honest, supportive and direct approach into sessions and hope to create a safe and comfortable environment for each client I see.
I may be a southern girl at heart, but I’ve come to love living and working in NYC. When I have some time to spare, I volunteer with organizations such as Girls on the Run, which works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. I feel passionate about how women are treated in mental health and the challenges they face due to their gender. Because of this, I believe it’s important to support them from a young age and help them learn formulate positive self-images from the beginning.
Because I know how important it is to focus on self-care, I remain as proactive as possible about my own mental health by swimming, exploring the Appalachian mountains, and spending quality time with my friends and family. On any given Saturday, I may be catching up on a new documentary series, checking out my neighborhood’s brunch scene, or dog watching at Madison Square Park.
I encourage you to reach out if you’re ready to schedule a session, need some reassurance that I’ll be a good match for you, or have any questions about my practice. I want to make this process easy for you, and will do what I can to ensure that you’re comfortable and ready to move forward.
Elizabeth Tullis S-MFT
Group Facilitator & Client Coordinator
Elizabeth has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with adolescents and women. Elizabeth has a passion for making mental health less intimidating and more accessible for women of all ages.
She leads psychoeducation groups to help teens and women connect and see they're not alone in their experiences.
When Elizabeth isn't working, she loves spending time with friends, her husband, and cute pup Hugo.