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Mary Ann Bodnar- Counselor / TherapistMary Ann Bodnar

Office: 611 West Bay Street, Suite 1-G Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-428-8128
eMail: maryann.bodnar@gmail.com
website: www.maryannbodnar.com

I worked in both the public and non-profit substance abuse treatment communities for several years before accepting a position with a private substance abuse treatment center. At this center, I served as a primary therapist, the Director of the women’s program, the Clinical Director, and finally as the Chief Executive Officer.

I have extensive experience in counseling medical and legal professionals with addictions and trauma issues. I am also very familiar with the unique situations faced by those associated with the military, having raised a family as a military dependent spouse.

I have received training in the Gottman methods and work with couples to improve their relationships. I have also worked with couples in a mixed orientation marriage where a married person has self identified as gay lesbian or bisexual and is married to a straight spouse. These couples want to make their mixed orientation marriages work. Recognizing a shortage of counselors with the understanding of the dynamics involved in these types of relationships and who can provide counseling I have been actively involved in support groups for such couples.

For more information, please visit my website at www.maryannbodnar.com.

Counselor Profile


  • Graduate School: University of South Florida
  • Year Graduated: MA 2001
  • License No. and State: License number  MH-7778
  • Certified Addictions Professional CAP
  • Trainer, Educator, Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Couples Counseling
  • Sex Addictions
  • Personal growth
  • Problem solving
  • Trauma resolution
  • Women’s issues
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Action/experiential methods
  • Abuse/trauma survivors
  • Grief and loss
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Mixed orientation marriages




  • Experiential
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

  • Gender: Female
  • Years in Practice: Since 1999
  • Cost per session: $150
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
    (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express)
 Workshops / Events Resources and Links

Mary Ann facilitates the following groups:

  • The Relationship Trauma Repair Group is an experience tailored to healing trauma by addressing the repair of relationships within the self and with others. This experiential group will assist in nurturing the self through skill building, developing coping skills, guided imagery and psychodrama action techniques. This group is appropriate for men and women of all ages.

  • Men's Sexual Recovery Group: The Menís Sexual Recovery Group is centered on the task approach to sexual addiction treatment developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Psycho-educational, experiential, and process group therapy are used to affect change.Issues addressed include: Problems, Secrets, and Excuses, Grief and Loss, Understanding Addictive Behavior, Shame and Guilt, Establishing and Maintaining Sobriety, Trauma, Healthy Sexuality and Relationships, Effective Communication, Sexual Anorexia Ė The Mirror of Sex Addiction, Mindfulness, Deepening Recovery for Profound Life Change and Behind the Arousal Template.

The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP): www.asgpp.org

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): www.emdria.org

Making Mixed Orientation Marriages Work (A support list for those in a mixed orientation marriage):  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMOMW/

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