Mary Dufort, LCSW-R, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany. Mary has several years of clinical experience serving a variety of patients. Mary’s primary experience has been in a hospital setting where she has treated patients at the outpatient, day treatment and inpatient levels of care. She has also worked for community based treatment agencies providing outpatient therapy. She has experience providing individual, family, couples and group therapy.
Mary is a Field Instructor providing professional role-modeling/guidance and clinical supervision to Social Work Interns. Mary currently holds an administrative role in a hospital setting where she provides clinical supervision and oversight to a team of Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Behavioral Health Counselors. She is also a member of a Behavioral Health Leadership Team and a Suicide Prevention Team. Mary developed a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treatment Program and continues to be involved in and oversee the ongoing provision of the program in an outpatient setting.
Mary specializes in the treatment of adults (18+) who are Dually Diagnosed (Mental Health and Substance Use issues), Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar) and Personality Disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder. Some of the therapeutic approaches Mary uses include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.