MARY THERESE DOMBECK
LMFT, LMHC, D.Min
Mary Therese Dombeck's clients benefit from her four decades of therapy experience. As the retired founding owner of the Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy Group (now Crossbridge Counseling)
, Mary keeps a small caseload of clients on Mondays.
Mary holds licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Nurse. She continues her work as a professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing where she has taught classes including psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy, cultural sensitivity, spiritual issues and ethics since 1979. She has been the unofficial chaplain of the School of Nursing for decades, presiding at memorial services, offering prayers at graduation and other events and rites of passage.
She believes the quality of her work has benefitted from the knowledge, insights and compassion of the therapists she has teamed with over the years.
Mary has supervised and mentored many therapists over the years.
From a theological perspective she believes pastoral counseling comes out of community. In a group practice therapists depend on each other for case conferences, prayer, support and to hold each other to high ethical standards. The group also benefits from drawing on each other's strengths and shoring up each other's shortcomings.