Mary Schellentrager, LMFT

Mary Schellentrager, LMFT

Position Title
Community Counselor

  • Counseling Services

Partner Units

LGBTQIA+ Resource Center


1410 Student Community Center - Inside the LGBTQIA+ Center

Contact Information

These communication methods are intended for staff, faculty, students, and community communications. To make an initial appointment, please send an email to Mary at Students who have already established care with Mary are advised to use Health-e-Messaging for all communications.

About Me


M.A. in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

B.A. in Anthropology, American University, Washington, DC

About Mary

I come to UC Davis from various positions within community-based mental health organizations supporting multiply marginalized communities in Yolo and Sacramento counties. I have also worked in intensive outpatient care, in private practice, and at the Pacific Center for Human Growth supporting the LGBTQIA+ community in the East Bay. In my free time, I enjoy art journaling, science fiction/fantasy audiobooks, live music, and spending time in nature.

How I work with Students:

I support students from a holistic perspective, encompassing the realms of cultural and developmental experiences, current challenges, and consideration of their unique positionality within the systems of our society. I bring a warm, empathetic, and truthful presence as I walk alongside clients in their healing journeys.

Professional Interests

I draw upon multiple therapeutic frameworks to provide person-centered support. I incorporate a psychodynamic lens in a strengths-based and trauma-informed context. I utilize narrative therapy to help clients break free from old beliefs, stories, or patterns that are no longer serving them. I employ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to support students in learning concrete tools for navigating triggers and life stressors. I also offer expressive arts modalities (visual arts, music, drama, writing, and movement) to facilitate creative pathways to deeper understanding and personal growth.

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