"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I counsel individuals when they are facing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and marital problems to name a few." I provide respectful, caring, and trusting treatment in a safe, comfortable environment. My areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, separation/divorce issues and loss/ bereavement issues. Sometimes when we face difficult situations, we feel no one could understand. LET ME HELP! You are not ALONE!!!
I have completed the studies and qualifications to practice as a Certified Hypnotherapist by The International Hypnosis Federation and Institute of Hypnotherapy. The hypnotic state brings the subconscious to the forefront allowing to explore thoughts, feelings, and memories. Hypnosis has been effective in treating anxieties, depression, athletic/academic performance, weight loss and stopping smoking.
2015-International Hypnosis Federation(C.Ht); 2015-The Institute of Hypnotherapy-Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht); Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Psychotherapy-2010 ; Certified Addiction Specialist since 1996 . Certified in Gerontology since 1992 . Certified School Social Worker
Call or Email Mary T Dugan for a free phone consultation now - (732) 806-7222


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Rutgers-The Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: 44SC00073800 New Jersey


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • AmeriHealth
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Saint Barnabus Health Care System
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Academy Addictive D/O/Certified Addiction Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 1996
  • Certificate: International Hypnosis Federation & The Institute/Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Rutgers: The State University/Gerontology
  • Certificate Date: 1992


  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Codependency


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrated Treatment Approach
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015
Mary T Dugan, LCSW, CAS, ACSW, CHt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toms River

Mary T Dugan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS, ACSW, CHt