Mary Maulsby has been a psychotherapist since 1988. She has worked in several agencies, but has concurrently maintained a private practice. Her specialties have included death and dying; bereavement; chronic illness; women’s issues; gay, lesbian and bisexual issues; personal ceremony; life transitions and personal growth. In 1996, she created SpiritWalks (see SpiritWalks tab).
Before she knew her true career calling, she free associated through many interesting jobs that seemed right at the time, such as veterinary technician, laboratory technician, chimpanzee nursery technician, construction assistant, real estate agent, tree planter, exercise instructor – too many to count really.
During a long term, life threatening illness, she found massage therapy and Psychosynthesis to be very helpful in treating her illness holistically. She then went to massage school, after which she became a Natural Therapeutics Specialist. After several years, this led her to her true calling as a psychotherapist.
She went back to school and got 2 Masters degrees, a two year training in Psychosynthesis as well as some very interesting Shamanic training.
As a naturalist, Mary’s love of, and deep connection with Nature, provides a perfect venue for using Nature as metaphor for people’s lives, assisting in their healing processes. Mary’s own spiritual journey and life experience give her an accepting presence that allows others to feel safe and comfortable when speaking their truths.
She is committed to growth, healing and understanding – personally, professionally and for the planet. She works as “guide” to assist clients in listening to their inner voice and empowering their own healing. Mary’s work is heart-centered.
She is also vice-president of Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC, where she assists her wonderful husband with wetland and upland habitat restoration. They live on a creek on the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico.
Her hobbies include music, silk painting, hiking, walking in creeks, swimming with dolphins, whales, turtles and other sea creatures, creating habitat for wetland beings (in other words playing in the mud) and playing with her dog, Matilda Rose (Mattie).
Mary has been exquisitely blessed with, and is deeply committed to her precious friends and family, and she strives to spend as much time with them as possible. Also of deep commitment to Mary is laughter, happiness, spiritual growth, meditation, Tibetan Tai Chi, health and making local changes concerning global problems, or as Catie Curtis sings, “If I can’t change the world, I’ll change the world within my reach. What better place to start but here and now with me and you. We are only passing through.”