Mary Ann Konstas
MS, RMHCI, EDS
registered MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN, educational specialist
Mary Ann is a Mental Health Counselor Registered Intern who earned her Master of Science and Educational Specialist degrees in Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Samford University.
Mary Ann recognizes the courage it takes to seek professional counseling and considers it an honor to walk with clients through the pain of life’s challenges. She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to be vulnerable as they seek relief, understanding, and growth. Mary Ann believes that clients are best able to meet the goals of therapy in an environment where they are unconditionally accepted and empathically understood and considers it a sacred privilege to be trusted with her client’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
She is most interested in combining client centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients meet their goals. Mary Ann believes that a person’s thoughts are powerful tools in creating either dysfunction or peace. When we identify ways in which our thoughts shame us or hurt us, we can replace those faulty thoughts with the truth and experience relief. She believes that CBT offers clients the power that Paul references in his letter to the Philippians: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Ch 4 vs 8)
Mary Ann works with individual adults, couples and older teenagers dealing with a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, family and marital challenges, women’s issues, grief, adjustment issues, anger management and a variety of other concerns.
Mary Ann is a Tampa native; she has been married to her wonderful husband for 10 years and they have two children. When she is not in the office, she enjoys reading, any opportunity to craft and create, writing, and new adventures with her young family.