Mary Hartnett Ph.D., P.C. Licensed Psychologist

Mary Hartnett

I have over 30 years of experience doing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and families.

I invite you into a supportive environment where we will tailor your treatment to meet you where you are currently functioning, and focus on your personal goals for happiness.

We can use a variety of treatments including Brainspotting and EMDR therapy, talk therapy, sand tray therapy, and appropriate referrals for adjunct services.

I have specialties in:

• Trauma Resolution
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
• Gifted Adults and Adolescents

Mary Hartnett

Gifted Adults & Adolescents – dealing with issues of:

• Gifted Identity

• School placement, academic enhancements

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Perfectionism

• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

• Attention Deficit Disorder

• Twice Exceptional

* Social Issues

* Underachievement

EMDR & Brainspotting Therapy

I have been using EMDR extensively since 1994. It is a powerful brain processing therapy that helps with all kinds of trauma, anxieties, and physical symptoms.

I have been using Brainspotting, which is a newer therapy technique, discovered by David Grand, Ph.D., since 2007. It is closely related to EMDR and involves the client visually focusing on a point in front of their eyes. Recent research is helping to explain how brainspotting facilitates healing of traumas held in the brain and reflected in the body. Visually connecting with the brainspot provides access to the midbrain where the emotional/limbic system holds the trauma memory and often keeps a person in an emotionally dysregulated state, i.e., fight or flight or freeze, hypervigilance, or collapse. By processing the memories with bilateral/right brain-left brain stimulation, in the activated limbic system, these memories can then become regulated again, and that regulation is felt throughout the brain and body. These interventions appear to provide more lasting results than those accessing the prefrontal cortex (isocortex), most usually used in logic, and "talk therapy".

Brainspotting and EMDR can be used to treat:

• Distressing memories, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse
• Dysfunctional life patterns
• Medical traumas
• Anxiety, fears, nightmares
• Preparing for future events such as test taking, public speaking and sports performances
• Physical symptoms that are related to psychological causes

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy is a hands on, creative, symbolic process in which the client puts objects in the sand tray to create a world, or picture, or story. It is very expressive and can be calming, as the client is processing inner issues both verbally and non-verbally.

Mary Hartnett

Sand Tray and shelves with miniatures and objects to be used in the tray.

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Example of a completed sand tray.

Contact Me

Office Address:

100 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 7
Boulder, CO 80302

The office is located in a private, peaceful setting at the base of the foothills.

Please contact me by phone at:


Office Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mary Hartnett


$180.00 for a 60 minute session.
$220.00 for a 75 minute session: 75 minute sessions are for adults when doing Brainspotting or EMDR, to ensure enough time to safely process an issue.
$140.00 for a 45 minute session for adolescents. I work with adolescents ages 13 and older.

Payment by VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or Health Savings Account debit cards; or check, or cash, is due at the time of each session. I do not take any insurance.

I will provide you with receipts which you can file for out of network benefits reimbursement for PPO plans, for reimbursement from medical savings accounts, or for medical expenses on your taxes.

I cannot take Medicaid or Medicare.

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation to help determine if we are a good “client-therapist match".