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Dr. Mary Affee

Dr. Mary Affee



Originally from Long Island, New York Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Trauma Specialist, and a Certified Health Coach who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, and has practiced in both public and private sectors, which include public schools in New York and Wake County Public Schools.

She especially enjoys working with children and families. She has special expertise in play therapy, and is still among the very few therapists in the Triangle who have obtained the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) certification. Mary is passionate about utilizing an integrative approach which includes expressive therapies, such as art, music, and sand tray.

“My passion is to provide adults, teens, and children with the tools that enable them to gain insight and mastery over their emotions through their healing process to empower them in their lives. I help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and assist them with strengthen relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. Life is not always easy, life can hurt, and life can be unpredictable. When people experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their life to unravel. I understand that a not single approach or modality is not suitable for every individual, including children and teens that is why I developed a practice with an integrative approach that utilizes more than just talk therapy.”


– Dr. Mary Affee

Mary’s Treatment Approach:


Sand Tray Therapy

Expressive Art Therapy

Sensory Based Interventions

Solution-Focused Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Play Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy




Doctoral Candidate Of Educational Leadership, Gardner-Webb University, NC

Masters of Art- Executive Leadership, Gardner-Webb University, NC

Masters of Social Work, Fordham University, NY

Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Empire State College, Westbury, NY

Certifications, Licenses, & Awards:


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina~2013

Licensed School Social Worker, North Carolina~2011

Registered Play Therapist, 2013

Certified Health Coach, 2014

Certified Trauma Specialist, 2011




The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, Michigan


Presentations and Lectures:


The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children–                                                                      07/15/2014

Annual Childhood Trauma Practitioner’s ConferenceSITCAP in Action: How to Use in Schools.


North Carolina School Social Worker Association-(NCSSWA) Pinehurst, North Carolina                11/15/2012

Annual Fall Conference-A Trauma Informed Approach to Working with Students Experiencing Homelessness.    


Pfeiffer University-Raleigh, NC– Graduate Program-Marriage and Family Therapy-

Guest Speaker-Understanding Trauma                                                                                                         6/17/2014              


Fordham University, New York-Graduate School of Social Service-Fordham/Molloy MSW Program-

Guest Speaker-What is Play Therapy and Understanding Trauma.         3/31/2014, 4/20/2015, 03/2016, 04/12/2017    


Adjunct Faculty
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York
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