Mary-lynn Swanson, MSW, LICSW

Preferred Name: Mary-lynn

About Me

Owner of Cape Cod Psychological Associates and Private Practice Psychotherapist/Life Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry for over 20 years. Skilled in Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Intervention, EMDR, Women's Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain Management, Strength Based Therapy, Holistic Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Supervision, Dual Diagnosis, and Referral Networking.

Education & Experience

Cape Cod Psychological Associates Owner/Private Practice Mar 2019 – Present South Dennis, Massachusetts *Offering office-based mental health therapy and teletherapy with a focus on holistic wellness. Specialties include trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, divorce, developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, domestic violence, relationship issues, self-esteem, chronic pain, chronic medical conditions, and grief and loss. Frequent interventions used include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. *Psychiatric Collaborative Private Practice Psychotherapist Sep 2016 – Feb 2019 West Yarmouth, Massachusetts *Family Continuity Cape Cod Family Resource Center Clinician/Program Coordinator/Clinical Trainer/Clinician Oct 2009 – Aug 2016 29 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 *Latham Centers, Inc. Case Manager/Clinical Intern Sep 2003 – Feb 2010 Brewster, MA *Child & Family Services, Inc. Clinical Intern Jun 2008 – May 2009 Hyannis, MA *McLean Hospital Mental Health Specialist August 2001-September 2003 Plymouth, MA *South Bay Mental Health Treatment Coordinator February 2001-August 2001 Plymouth, MA *South Shore Mental Health Case Manager/Residential Counselor July 1998-January2001 Quicy, MA EDUCATION: *Bridgewater State University Bachelors of Science in Psychology 1998 – 2002 (cum laude) Activities and Societies: Psi Chi National Honors Society *Boston University School of Social Work Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology 2006 – 2009 2009-LCSW 2012-LICSW

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW Member & EMDRIA Member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth

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