Mary Kennington, PhD, Psychologist in Houston
I view therapy as the process of working with a patient to create a strong psychological "house" for themselves. This house must have the foundations of emotional release, focus on one's own control, undistorted thoughts, and emotional regulation. The cornerstones of this house are a positive sense of worth, identity, purpose, and acceptance. There are many other specific skills (e.g. relaxation, interpersonal skills) that may be needed. With these collective building blocks in place, one can move forward in life, successfully navigating depression, anxiety, anger, and difficult life situations.
My practice focuses on cognitive-behavioral skills, emotional regulation, mindfulness, social-skill problem-solving, and others techniques (e.g. journalling, role-playing). Therapy is a collaborative process of working through painful issues and releasing emotion, while changing distorted thoughts and behaviors.
This therapy setting focuses on the big picture of a patient's instrinsic worth, character, purpose, and identity. These factors are absolutely essential to a satisfied and peaceful life.
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  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Brigham Young University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 25490 Texas


  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2016
Mary Kennington, PhD, Psychologist in Houston

Mary Kennington

Psychologist, PhD