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MaryLou Shackleton, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, is licensed by State Boards to perform individual, couples and family therapy, as well as counseling, and maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas. She is also an approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Interns and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associates. She additionally acquired training as a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.                                                                                                                                                                    

Mary Lou Shackleton is approaching "retirement".  With several years experience as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Family Therapy Program, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her experience includes: Premarital Counseling, Parenting Conflicts, Blended Family Concerns, Couple Issues, Gender Issues, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Illness and Pain, Grief Work, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Anger Issues and Life Cycle Transitions.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, MaryLou Shackleton has memberships in  Professional Organizations and attends current training workshops throughout the year to maintain the state requirements of Continuing Educational Units.  

MaryLou Shackleton is an interactive and integrative therapist, and most clients have prefered the solution-focused approach. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Associate Degree-Psychology--San Jacinto College, Houston, TX 
Bachelor of Science-Psychology--University of Houston-Clear Lake
Master of Arts-Family Therapy--University of Houston-Clear Lake

Approved Professional Supervisor Training--Achieve Balance, Woodlands, TX

Licenses:  (Texas only)
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor

Additional Training:
Art Therapy Techniques
Play Therapy Techniques
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist


Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) former member
Texas Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (TAMFT) former member
Houston Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (HAMFT)
Bay Area Mental Health Network (The NET)
Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association (HLPCA) former member 


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