Foggy Pier
Male Student

“I'm back in school now and haven't relapsed since we finished meeting. I'm now fighting for myself instead of against myself. I met the most amazing girl and we are doing great.”

— Male, Age 31

Family Moments

“Wow! What a mess of a family we were--Big fights over in-laws, money, and our kids. Mara said if we put in the work, we'd see a difference and she was right!”

— Young couple & 2 children

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Mara B. Edmunds

Clinical Director & Founder

Mara B. Edmunds, MA, completed a clinical mental health counseling internship with MHMR of Tarrant County. She holds an associate’s degree in behavioral science, a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a dual-track master’s degree in marriage & family therapy and professional counseling.  Mara’s professional experience includes working with individuals, couples and families, and facilitating groups and classes for addiction recovery and survivors of trauma.

Mara is passionate about utilizing evidence-based interventions in helping individuals, couples, and families move past some of life's most complicated obstacles.  


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Clients describe Mara as: "Compassionate, intuitive, life-changing, practical, and hilarious when appropriate." She will collaboratively work alongside you to customize a treatment plan to move you forward.


Mara is trained in EMDR, Gottman Method (L1), and is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator. She is also an affiliate member of the Trauma Research Foundation (founded by Harvard psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.), and she serves on the advisory council for Colorful Bridges, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA.  Her professional experience includes working in drug rehabilitation, with veterans and active military, with survivors of trauma, and with couples and families in crisis. 






Mara's Most Popular 


  • Terminating the Roots of Addiction

  • The Emotional Intelligence Boost

  • Life Purpose: Why Am I Here?

  • Relationships: Conflict Resolution

  • Dating 911: Connecting in a Distracted Word 

     Request Mara as a guest speaker here.

View samples of Mara's work here.

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Mara is a member of the National Institute for the
Clinical Application of
Behavioral Medicine


Specialized Training



  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate TX: # 203812

  • Masters of Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Complex Family Trauma Professional

  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator ID: #1321283

  • Gottman (Level 1); Treating Couples in Crisis

  • Developmentally-Informed Parenting Strategist


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, Trauma Research Foundation, Boston, MA

  • Trauma healing training under Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I)

  • EMDR Trained (EMDRIA)

  • Certificate in Virtual EMDR

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs,

       Complex PTSD: MST Trained 

  • Somatic Brain & Body Trauma Recovery

  • Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate


  • Fully Accredited Professional Addiction Counseling Diploma

  • Certificate in Smart Phone Addiction Counseling 


  • Professional Accredited Life Coaching Certification (IICT)

  • Personal & Relationship Growth Coaching

  • Career Development

*Please note: Certified Life Coaching is separate from clinical mental

healthcare services. Each require its own intake, practice policies, and consent forms.