Dr. Mary Clifford


About me

Welcome! It takes courage to take the first steps to a happier life! I am really proud of you because you're worth it! My name is Dr. Mary Ellen Clifford, and I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Certification in Positive Psychology; New York State Certified School Psychologist and Certified Life/Health Coach. I hold a dual doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology; a Masters in Counseling Psychology; and a Masters in Education. I have been working with children, adolescents, adults and parents for over 20 years. I have extensive experience in a wide variety of issues, including working with individuals with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, health coaching, life transitions, parenting, high conflict divorce, parallel parenting / co-parenting, addiction/recovery and behavioral problems.

I utilize a highly individualized approach, and work within a multimodal approach to therapy, depending on your needs, goals and input. Modalities incorporated into therapy include yet not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (the way you think effects your behavior)Psychodynamic Therapy(how your childhood experiences effect you currently) ; Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance/Commitment Therapy.

Another expertise of my practice is a health coaching. As a Certified Health Coach, I have a passion for assisting others to become the best version of others. While working on a healthy, body, healthy mindset and healthy finances, I coach a specific Program which incorporates a nutrition plan, the teaching of healthy habits as well as the development of healthier financial practices. The Program encompasses a predictable transformation and sustainable results and has impacted the lives of millions who have regained their health.

My style is interactive with compassion. Each of my Patients is treated with respect, empathy and warmth. You'll feel understood, listened to and appreciated. I hold the trust of my Patients within the upmost regard. You'll feel supported and validated and your self esteem and confidence will be lifted after our sessions. We'll actively work together to get you feeling whole again.

So, welcome to the Journey and it would be my pleasure and honor to work with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NY Psychologist 017001


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Mary Clifford. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks

While I am only a few sessions into doing counseling with Dr. Clifford, I am already very grateful that I got paired with her. Having never done counseling before, I was a bit nervous but she has been wonderful. She is warm and encouraging. She deftly facilitates the conversation in a way that makes me feel like I have the freedom to say whatever I want but the confidence that she is helping direct us to places that might provide insight or growth

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

Dr. Clifford is a good listener and very easy to talk. She has a lot of faith in her clients and always tries to encourage them to not be so hard on themselves. She is willing to meet you at you pace and take gradually steps towards being more confident.

Work with me!