Mariah Lord, MA

Being truly seen and understood can be a transformative experience. That is why my intention when working with clients is to create a validating and empowering environment built on the basis of authentic connection within the therapeutic relationship. I believe that healing can come from creating new meaning of our experiences that allows us to access our inner strengths and wisdom. My hope is that in our work together, we can collaborate on uncovering these strengths and utilizing them to support you in achieving your personal vision for growth.

Whether working with a couple, an individual, or a family, I believe that in order to fully witness someone’s experience, we must recognize the bigger context from which they come from. This systemic lens offers opportunities for me to prioritize a culturally responsive approach. The framework that informs my practice pulls from Narrative, Existential, and Internal Family Systems theories. I have a special interest in providing support to couples and families in navigating their relational dynamics and patterns. I am also passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ folks, and have experience with advocacy and program development around gender diversity and sexuality. It is my intention to create a space that is affirming and accepting of all identities and experiences.

Outside of my therapeutic practice, I enjoy uncovering vintage decor at secondhand stores. I love to explore new restaurants, cafes, and festivals in my neighborhood. Someday I hope to experience more of the world through traveling.

I have over five years of experience providing individualized support and advocacy for clients through residential, in-home, and outpatient services. I earned my Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of WI, Milwaukee in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies. My practicum experience emphasized cultural competency and self-of-therapist work at the core of its curriculum. I am a Mental Health Practitioner working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist under supervision. I am looking forward to walking alongside you on the therapeutic journey you’re embarking on!






M.A. – University of St. Thomas (Anticipated Aug. 2022)

B.A. – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Kente Circle

Metro Psychology Support Services

Milwaukee Academy

UWM Women’s Resource Center

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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