Mary Stanton-Nurse (she/her)


I am a couples and family therapist, specializing in working with individuals and families through natural life transitions.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Sandra Roscoe, PHD LMFT Supervisor

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Sometimes, it's really obvious when you're ready to see a therapist. Sometimes, it has been a slow revelation -- maybe your old patterns aren't working for you anymore. or you're ready to make a change in your life or relationships. Maybe there's a huge new thing coming down the road, or little transitions are just getting to feel really overwhelming. I would love to help you figure out how best to face these changes, individually or in healthy relationships.

My Background and Approach

I completed my MA in Couples and Family Therapy from the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, and interned in a Child & Family counseling agency in Seattle. My approach to therapy is systemic and relationship-oriented, and although I have advanced training, I believe you are the expert on your life and your experiences. Though my training was in a seminary, my therapeutic approach is not Christian-specific. When it's part of their work, I focus on assisting clients to identify what from their spiritual or religious background is life-giving, and helping them to use those resources toward their goals in counseling. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, board games, choral singing and spending time with my family and cat. Importantly, I work in two different agencies, and the spaces are differently accessible, with different fees. Seattle Therapy Group is couples-specific, and at Samaritan I have a deep sliding scale. I'm happy to answer any questions via email.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a feminist, a Christian, and I strive to be an ally to the LGBTQ community. I am straight-identified and cis-gender, but grew up in a blended family which included two stepmoms. Although I am formally connected with the United Methodist Church as a clergy person, I stand firmly on the side of the belovedness and full sacred worth of all God's queer children, and their full inclusion in the life and ministry of the Church. I am consciously engaged in learning to be an anti-racist, and am working on my own internalized ableism. In couples therapy, my life experience teaches me that sometimes the healthiest, most life-giving thing for a couple is separation. So my work with couples is not focused on "saving" a marriage, but on working towards a healthy relationship.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $30 - 150/session


2064884917 Email Mary
600 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
564 NE Ravenna Blvd
Seattle, WA 98115

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