Mary Caldwell-Pineda, MA, LMFT

ABOUT Mary Caldwell-Pineda, MA, LMFT (She/Her)

Immediate availability for individual, couples, and marriage therapy in North Carolina. Mary offers therapy for adults in North Carolina.

Accepting new clients: Yes, Mary is accepting new clients. Mary offers therapy for adults of all ages and therapy for couples who reside and are currently living in North Carolina.

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm

Telehealth/In Person: Mary provides telehealth for individual and couples therapy in NC.

Specialty areas: anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, life transitions, aging,

mother/daughter/women, holistic health integrating body, mind and spirit.

Mary uses an eclectic, holistic approach that supports Psychodynamic and Marriage/Family therapies, behavioral tools and techniques.

Email: Schedule a free 20-minute consultation or an appointment here.

I help people whose “go to” ways of managing life’s challenges are not working any longer. Life can be hard; you don’t have to face the difficulties by yourself. I work with people who are at a mental health crossroad where feeling “wrong” can change to feeling strong. We can find answers, develop skills on the way to self-acceptance and peace. You can feel vitality again. My way of working is to provide a private, safe place where your fears are heard and new strengths can be found. I offer a healing presence and a collaborative relationship where nonjudgement and and an open mind can be expected. I want to understand what your world means to you. We can work together to find your new way forward. You are an expert on yourself!

A little more about who I love to work with:

I am dedicated to working with adults of all ages. Each life stage is a transition that brings upheaval followed by a leveling off. Managing a cycle can bring satisfaction and mastery. I welcome individuals and couples to learn to celebrate their “true self” and drop the “false self” mask they have learned to wear. Clients can take the time to look at themselves, their relationships, boundaries and limits to ultimately find personal acceptance, respect and appreciation. I look forward to working with you!

My “big three” therapeutic focus areas include:

  • ANXIETY can paralyze us with fear and worry, setting off reactions of fleeing, fighting, freezing or fawning. Sometimes it provokes physical symptoms. But there is good news: we can learn to befriend anxiety, harness it. We know that changing our thoughts can lead to changes in behavior and emotion. “Knowledge is power; action is change.”
  • LIFE CHANGES/TRANSITION can bring both pain and joy. Moving from one stage to another is usually manageable but sometimes we get stuck. I call this “hope meets reality.” A life stage transition or another type of change can present an expected dilemma. But when we don’t know how to proceed it is useful to seek some help. I use a variety of approaches to find the best way forward – to examine the challenges, to resolve stumbling blocks, and build resiliency to face the next test life brings.
  • GRIEF AND LOSS manifest by greater or lesser degrees but each is important: Bereavement, aging, chronic illness, non-acceptance, abuse, and trauma all have aspects of grief and loss. Grief can’t be cured but it can be healed. My approach is primarily talk therapy with companion behavioral techniques and tools. Life can be faced again as emotional strength returns and compassion develops.


I have over 40 years of therapy experience, taught at the university graduate level, and have been a

workshop presenter and speaker on various topics. I have had private practices in San Antonio,

Texas and northeastern Wisconsin. Recently, I was affiliated with a practice in Cary, North Carolina, before joining Be Bold Psychology and Consulting.

Mary obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English at the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN (now the University of St. Catherine). Mary obtained her Master of Arts with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. She completed her Internship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at Robert Bauxbaum and Associates in San Antonio, TX.

Getting to Know Mary

I was born and grew up in rural, northeastern WI. I have 2 daughters. My granddaughter is my baking buddy. I dabble in painting, love to read, cook for friends and family and go on “adventures”. I discovered Pilates and love it. Currently, I am writing stories of my life to pass on to my daughters.

Mary Caldwell-Pineda MA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina.