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Hello there!

I'm Dr. Mary Hinson. I am a relationship expert and owner of Live Well Counseling Solutions. I became a therapist to support couples and singles build healthy relationships and thrive! I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy which focuses on attachment work which is especially helpful when we feel emotionally disconnected from others. In my practice, I work with couples at every stage: dating and premarital, new and well-established couples, and separating or divorced. Feel to check out "Soothing the Threatened Brain" which shows how EFT can impact a couple’s ability to receive comfort from one another.


I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and wellness strategies so I can tailor our work to support your personal and relational goals. Considering our lives are made up of relationships, romantic or not, counseling can help address disruptions along the way so you can feel seen, heard, and valued.

My style of therapy is active and engaging, so I come with lots of energy! I’m passionate about creating and teaching practical tools to individuals and couples that struggle with connection and wellness, so I love presenting and training across the country in workshops, speaking engagements, webinars, and podcasts. You can review my research and work here: Presentations and Research I promise, you are in good hands!  


When I’m not working with couples, I love to spend time with my village, listening to audiobooks and traveling! My favorite destination to date has been Panama- I absolutely love connecting with people and other cultures.



Dr. Hinson has a wealth of counseling experience in multiple settings including private practice, therapeutic foster care, residential settings, intensive in-home, day treatment, and outpatient therapy among individuals, families, and groups.


Credentials Include: 

  • Emotional Focused Therapy Certified   

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor 

  • Certified in Diversity and Inclusion (Cornell University)

  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

  • PREPARE-ENRICH Facilitator 

  • ARAMMU Certified Relationship Checkup Counseloand Approved Clinical Supervisor


Studies Include:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology   

  • Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at The College of William and Mary 


Dr. Hinson's research interests include social justice advocacy among licensed counselors, wellness and self-care, and inclusive teaching and supervision. She has presented and published her research nationally. She was also featured in the Counseling Today publication.

Awards Include:

ACES (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) Emerging Leader Fellowship, Nancy Howell Scholarship Award from LPCANC, American Multicultural Counselor Development Fellow, and North Carolina Central University 40 Under 40 Honoree.  


Professional Memberships Include:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

  • American Multicultural Counselor Development (AMCD)

  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Association of NC (LPCANC); Professional Development Chair 

  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Life Member)


You can review my research and presentations here: Research and Presentations

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