Mary Chase Mize, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC (she/her/hers) is the Director of Counseling and Supervision at Seek and Find Counseling and Consulting, and an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Agnes Scott College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC – Georgia), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Mary Chase holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Mississippi State University, and a master of science in clinical mental health counseling, a master of arts in gerontology, and a PhD in counselor of education and practice from Georgia State University.
Mary Chase has over seven years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She completed her master’s clinical internship at Emory Decatur (formerly DeKalb Medical) Behavioral Health Services, where she provided crisis intervention in the emergency room as an assessment counselor, as well as short-term crisis stabilization in the psychiatric stabilization unit. For five years, she worked at Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta as a part-time staff counselor with the Frances Bunzl Clinical Services team and the Aviv Older Adult Services team.
Mary Chase is passionate about community-based suicide intervention and prevention efforts. She is a master-level Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer and safeTALK trainer. She also serves as a professional consultant and co-author to The Keep/Watch Project, an effort from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to equip religious and spiritual communities with suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention response skills.
Prior to her work at Agnes Scott College, Mary Chase was a postdoctoral research associate at Georgia State University, where she served as the assistant director of the HOPE Lab and co-primary investigator of a $1.3 million dollar grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The primary focus of her research is community-based suicide intervention, particularly within faith communities and with older adults.
As a professional counselor, Mary Chase combines her research and academic experience within clinical practice. Her clinical approach is informed by her theoretical orientation, Individual Psychology (Adlerian), and she is committed to helping individuals and their families find healing during times of change, transition, crisis, and loss.
Aging-related mental health concerns Caregiver Support Grief, Loss, or Bereavement Survivors of Suicide Loss Pet Loss Life Transitions Suicide Life Transitions Depression Anxiety Spirituality Questioning faith or deconstruction of beliefs LGBTQ+ identity and religion
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