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Mary Foston-English is a dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience of psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. Mary is skillfully trained in utilizing various techniques to meet an individual's needs. Common theories she utilizes include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Systems Focused Therapies. Her particular areas of expertise include individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, substance use and addiction, PTSD and relationship challenges. 


Her work with athletes and performers is extensive and includes being a member of the USOPC Mental Health Registry, the NBA Players Association Mental Health Registry and the NFLPA Mental Health Registry.  In her position at Stanford University, in their Employee Assistance Program, Mary designed and facilitated several psycho-educational groups and workshops. 

Mary also provides consultation to various organizations and teams to customize trainings, seminars, and workshops on various topics such as i DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging) and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), Time and Stress Management and the EMBRACE© Model of Conflict Management she developed. 

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"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and strong because someday in life you will have been all of these."

- George Washington Carver

Degrees, Certificates & Licensure

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

  • Sport Psychology Certificate, John F Kennedy University

  • California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist LIC# MFT17318

  • Texas Licensed Marriage Family Therapist LIC# 203366 

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant : Association for Applied Sport Psychology

  • California Certified Mediator

  • CAMFT Certified Supervisor

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional

 Awards & Accolades

  • Prairie View A & M University Interscholastic League Coaches Association Award, 2015    

  • Recipient of Constellation Behavioral Health’s Hope Tribute Award, 2014

  • Recipient of Stanford Treasures Community Service Award, 2008

  • Outstanding Santa Clara University Graduate Psychology Alumni Award

  • NACoA Special Recognition for Pioneering Services for Children of Alcoholics & Addicts.  Lead author of the original Kids Are Special (KAS) curriculum.

 Professional Affiliations

  • California Association Marriage & Family Therapist (CAMFT)

  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

  • Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA)

  • International Association Employee Assistance Professionals in Education (IAEAPE)

  • National Association Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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