About Mary Lyles, PhD, LCSW


I have 24 years of experience helping people heal from trauma, loss, & other difficult life experiences--past & present. I pay attention to the "whole" person by considering how beliefs, circumstances, & relationships shape an individual's strengths and create challenges.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado.

Master of Social Work, University of Houston

Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Houston.

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Professional Experience

Private Psychotherapy Practice 1999-present
EMDR Certified, 2009
Clinical & Intern Supervisor 1999-present
Director of Children's Grief Services 1999-present
Instructor, 2008, University of N. Colorado, Human Growth & Development
Instructor, 2005-present, Navigating Children's Grief
Hospice Care 1996-1999
Baylor College of Medicine,
Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 1995-1996
Quentin Mease Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatry, 1995

Licensure, Memberships, & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Texas # 51404 Colorado #992345 American Psychological Association * Association for Play Therapy EMDR Certified by EMDRIA * Dougy Center Certified * Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Certified