Mary M. Hock is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been providing psychotherapy services to clients for over 20 years. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
Currently, Mary treats children, adolescents and adults aged four and beyond. Her treatment interests include helping clients to manage or overcome depressive disorders, grief, trauma, anxiety/phobia problems, anger problems, relationship issues, and parent/child behavioral problems.
Mary’s treatment methods are eclectic and client-centered; they includes Psychodynamic, Supportive, Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Solution-Focused, and Art and Play Therapy.
Mary’s treatment philosophy is grounded in the belief that each person holds within himself or herself the power to find solutions to any issues; she believes that her role as therapist is to elicit those solutions and answers from her clients. She works collaboratively with clients as they journey towards wholeness, and feels privileged to witness their pain and frustration give way to insight, growth, and empowerment.
Mary is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee School Social Workers Association, Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, Mid-Cumberland Council on Children and Youth, and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association. In addition to her work at The Evelyn Frye Center, she is employed as a Certified School Social Worker for Metro-Nashville Public Schools.
A favorite quote of hers is from The Book of Common Prayer: “Each day we must hold out the chalice of our being to receive, to carry, and to give back. It must be held out empty, for the past must only be reflected in its shape, its polish, and its capacity”.