Mary Alice Carpenter (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Perinatal mental health therapist in Houston, TX, serving clients in person and Texans via telehealth.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Houston, TX
Supervised by Kim Jones MA, LMFT-S

About My Clients

I know that new parenthood is full of paradoxes. You’re exhausted, but you can’t sleep. You love your baby, but it’s hard to like someone who screams at you all day. You need help, but you don’t know who to ask or what to ask for. Finding support and taking care of yourself is a great first step– healthy parents grow healthy families. Therapy is a safe place to sort through your scary thoughts and tap into your inner-strengths and resources.

My Background and Approach

My expertise in working with expecting and new parents in the Houston area spans the length of a decade, first as a birth and postpartum doula, and later as a midwife (LM, CPM). Although I loved supporting moms in their birth choices, I felt most in tune fostering the mental health of patients: holding space for losses, listening to worries, and providing pragmatic resources for the everyday struggles of new parenthood. This led me to make a shift from midwife to therapist, earning my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, with a focus in perinatal mental health to continue working with new mothers and families. I am a member of Postpartum Support International and have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I have additional training in Internal Family Systems therapy and am Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 certified.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160/session


‭(832) 464-4237‬ Email Mary Alice
3418 Mercer, #100
Houston, TX 77027

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