Mary VanDevanter

Mary VanDevanter, LCSW, has facilitated a weekly meditation class in Falls Church, VA with IMCW since 2010. She came to meditation practice in the early 1980s, and has been a committed practitioner and student of Vipassana meditation since 2001. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy classes in Northern Virginia.

Mary is also a licensed clinical social worker, individual and family psychotherapist, trauma and grief specialist, and organizational consultant and trainer. She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria, VA since 1987. Over the past 25 years she has provided on-site post-trauma services and grief counseling to private organizations, corporations, and local and federal agencies. Additionally, she provides training and consultation in leadership development and organizational improvement to federal agencies, local government agencies, and private industry.

Mary continues to incorporate mindfulness-based techniques in all aspects of her work and life.

If we can process our own anxiety, we can leave the next generation with more choices.

~ Anonymous