Each of us can benefit from professional guidance to clarify our personal values, goals and direction, especially when making life-changing decisions. My clients explore what it means to live an authentic life. As an experienced Executive Coach, Couples Therapist, and Divorce Coach, I witness how easy we become stuck and trapped in our thinking. In our work together you will learn better habits; improve your ability to listen, to yourself and others, to recognize and understand different perspectives, and to communicate more effectively. Your new habits will support the direction towards living an authentic life - a life well lived.
My approach includes the latest understanding of neuroscience combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) behavioral techniques that foster more flexible thinking and workable behavior. We will clarify your values and improve your ability to become less defended and to proactively respond rather than merely react the vicissitudes of life.
We focus on the present, using inquiry that is non-judgmental and compassionate. We look to the past only if it informs the present. We look to the future, establishing forward direction. Forward may include significant changes, such as a new work/life direction, or redefining professional or personal relationships.
Call or Email Mary Atwater, Psy.D. LLC for a free phone consultation now


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Denver
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 04053 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: PSY1000548 District of Columbia


  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching


  • Executive Coaching

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Kindness


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Child Custody
  • Coaching
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Executive Coach
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015
Mary Atwater, Psy.D. LLC, PsyD, BS, Psychologist in Potomac

Mary Atwater, Psy.D. LLC

Psychologist, PsyD, BS