Dr. Mary Jeannotte is a Licensed Psychologist in Cary, North Carolina. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of New York at Buffalo and has practiced in the Syracuse area for 15 years prior to relocating to this area. She specializes in adult and adolescent individual psychotherapy, and family therapy. She is trained in the study of human behavior, when it is normal and healthy, and when it goes awry. The primary work is not only to understand the problem that leads one to seek out help but to understand why the problem is occurring at this particular time in one’s life. A thorough assessment is key to effective treatment and that is Dr. Jeannotte’s strength.
Dr. Jeannotte is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Campbell University, teaching Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Testing. Prior to relocating to North Carolina she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Syracuse University training doctoral students in psychotherapy. She also worked as a consultant to the Onondaga Nation Family Healing Center in Onondaga County, New York.
Dr. Jeannotte is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association, and the New York State Psychological Association. She is currently licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board as a Psychologist and Health Service Provider.
When meeting with Dr. Jeannotte, she will help you to clarify the problem and develop a plan to address and resolve the problem. By the end of the first session, you will have a good idea of what to expect from treatment and a sense of how long it will take. Despite being trained primarily in the psychodynamic model, Dr. Jeannotte is well versed in the evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, and trauma work.
In her work with couples or families, Dr. Jeannotte sees as many family members as possible, to see how the family works or doesn’t work. From the perspective of Emotion Focused Theory, the goal is to find ways for each family member to understand each other’s needs better, to talk more effectively with each other, in order to work out the areas of conflict. In marital and couples therapy, the issues can be more complex as each brings their own family of origin issues into the mix. The goal is to create a new family dynamic, drawing on the strengths of each and learning to negotiate areas of conflict.
Dr. Jeannotte has extensive experience working with adolescents and families. She will only work with the adolescent in family sessions. She believes that the parents are the experts on their child, and she will involve the parents in the therapy work with their child. Emphasis is on assisting parents to address more effectively the emotional or behavioral issues that bring their child to treatment.
Dr. Jeannotte is available for an initial phone consultation prior to the first session.
Monday thru Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All telephone calls are confidential and messages receive a prompt reply. If you choose to leave a message via email, please be advised that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed through email. You can download initial paperwork prior to your first appointment.