Hi, I'm Mary Anders, MA, LP

I’m a Licensed Psychologist and I have been helping people heal from trauma and loss for nearly 30 years. I have studied many modalities of therapy including EMDR, PBSP, Narrative Therapy, DBT, CBT, FBT and Equine Assisted Therapy.

After learning Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) in 2013, I found that my clients began to heal more quickly, sometimes resolving a major trauma in just a few sessions. Session after session, I felt amazed with what I was experiencing with my clients and blessed that I had a therapy that made such a difference in my client’s healing.

ART provides a framework that brings clients to a better place

When I initially trained in ART, I thought it sounded too good to be true, but after experiencing it personally and with clients, I knew it was as good, actually better than what I had heard. I had used EMDR with clients for about 10 years with good results, yet when I brought ART to my clients, they had even better resolution with ART. Although they had processed an issue with EMDR. ART seemed to finish the therapy or resolution of a problem in a quick and profound way. I liked that ART provided a framework that brought clients to a better place, even if the problem wasn’t totally resolved within the session. My client’s sessions end with them feeling better, more peaceful, relaxed, happier, even joyful with a sense of resolution that they didn’t know was possible.

Although I felt confident as a therapist before ART, my confidence has grown tremendously since ART. ART has given me confidence in myself and my therapy that I had not experienced previously. I go confidently into a therapy situation, knowing that my client, at the end of the therapy hour, will be in a much better place than when we started. I can see the change occur in my client’s face, a softening of their features, they appear more relaxed and brighter as they process an issue. At times, it appears as if they are becoming more youthful before my eyes, as they release the heavy burdens they have carried.

" Now that I have used ART in my therapy practice since 2013, I want to share this therapy with other therapists so they too can have the experience I have had and provide for their clients, the best therapy that I have ever experienced in my entire career as a therapist/Licensed Psychologist. Many of my clients come to me after being in therapy for many years, having seen many therapists using different modalities of therapy. These clients are so thankful for ART and the healing that they get through it. "

— Mary Anders, MA, LP

My Professional Background

Clinical ART Specialist
Master ART Therapist/National Trainer
MA in Psychology from St Mary’s University
BA in Nursing from Luther College
Licensed as Psychologist in 1998
Trained by Laney Rosenzweig in 2013
Hosted and assisted with first ART Training in Minnesota 2016
Assistant to Laney Rosenzweig at Fort Belvoir and Fort Hood military trainings 2016
Completed first Training for ART Trainers in 2016
ACAT group coordinator in Minnesota

About Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions). Clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, sexual abuse and many other mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session. ART is not hypnosis.

How ART Works

ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques similar to these are used in other types of therapies. ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.

A Little Of The Healing I've Witnessed

Shar came to me after many years of doing DBT which was very helpful for her, but the trauma she had experienced as a child and teenager continued to haunt her, she was unable to trust and connect with others in the ways she had longed for, the primary emotion she felt was anger. She was skeptical, but open, wanting a better life, to feel better and move on from the abuse of her childhood. She was willing to give ART a shot; she proceeded with cautious curiosity and nervousness about starting this new therapy. She immediately began to feel better after her first session, which helped her to process the traumas and losses she had endured through many years. Today she says that ART has given her a life she never imagined was possible. She’s planning to return to college after being on disability for many years to become a counselor and she is in love for the first time in her life.