Mary Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the Supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD. Mary earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, where she specialized in Activity Therapy, Group Counseling, Family Therapy, and Child-Parent Relationship Training. She is also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens and Child Centered Play Therapy.  At SMU’s Centers for Family Counseling at Plano and Frisco ISD, Mary worked as lead counselor, with at-risk children and adolescents, as well as adults and families seeking counseling for a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.


Mary believes growth and personal change happens within a warm, non-judgmental, and supportive relationship.  By providing you with this type of therapeutic relationship, Mary walks alongside you as you gain awareness and insights enabling you to better navigate life’s challenges.  Mary incorporates mindfulness and therapeutic activities specific to your unique needs and goals.


In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage daughter, dog, and three cats.  Mary adores reading and coffee – it is hard to say which is her favorite.

association for play therapy

Speaking Topics

  • Connecting with Your Teen: Strengthening Relationships Between Teens and Parents.
  • The Power of Play: Connecting with Your Child Through Play
    Mindfulness for Teens: Supporting Teens in a Demanding & Fast-Paced World
  • Overachievement and Anxiety: The Myth of the Perfect Student
  • She Couldn’t Possibly Be Autistic: Discovering the Differences Between Female and Male Autism.

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Texas Association for Play Therapy
  • Collin County Diversity Council


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Child-Parent Relationship Training
  • Activity Therapy
  • Social Skills and Support Groups