Mary Mannhardt, M.Ed (Counselor In-Residence)
I’m Mary Mannhardt, a Christian counselor specializing in individual therapy with a private practice in Fredericksburg, VA. I graduated fromLiberty University and Georgia State and have been a practicing therapist for more than 15 years. My areas of expertise are mood and eating disorders, and relationship issues.
I believe my counseling is unique because I counsel from both a professional and personal perspective. When I was a senior in high school I developed severe anorexia and this led to clinical depression. I was a world-class runner on a track scholarship at Georgetown Univeristy when I tragically tried to end my own life by jumping form a bridge. My attempt at suicide was not the end of my life, but a new beginning as I surrendered my life to Christ shortly thereafter. I have been a paraplegic for 35 years, as a result of my action. I sought professional help for my issues and recovered. I counsel with purpose and passion knowing the pain that comes with serious struggle. If you are looking for a counselor with not just professional knowledge, but someone who understands your pain, please contact me. My story has been told in my book Dark Marathon and I have shared my story on the Today Show and NBC nightly news. For more info check out the following articles.