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Dr. Mary Lyles

Experienced & Caring

I have over 25 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.

Mary Lyles, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Texas # 51404

  • American Psychological Association Association

  • EMDR Certified by EMDRIA

  • Dougy Center Certified

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Certified

Additional Training in:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Mindulness Training

  • Performance Improvement

  • Grief Therapy

  • Couples Counseling

  • Psychodynamic & Family Systems Theories

  • Play Therapy Modalities

Professional Experience

Private Psychotherapy Practice 1999-present
EMDR Certified, 2009
Clinical & Intern Supervisor 1999-present
Director of Children's Grief Services 1999-2008

Instructor, 2008, University of N. Colorado, Human Growth & Development
Instructor, 2005-2008, 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


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.

Additional Training & Expertise

Like other professionals, I invest in continuing education opportunities each year. My training includes a broad range of education to allow me to provide service directed to clients' needs. In addition to extensive EMDR training, I am also trained in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), cognitive therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), CBT, anger management, mindfulness training, performance improvement, grief therapy, critical incident stress debriefing & management, couples counseling, psychodynamic and family systems theories, and play therapy modalities.


While completing my PhD, I taught undergraduate psychology courses in human growth and development at the University of Northern Colorado. Additionally, I enjoyed being the guest lecturer for both undergraduate & graduate level psychology classes and graduate level social work classes. During this time, I maintained a full time private practice for children, teens, adults, and couples.

I remain open to learn with each client, for each person's journey through life is unique. I consider it a privilege to hear the thoughts and heart feelings of those I serve.

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