Community Counselor

CAN Counselor Mary

Mary Schellentrager, LMFT

Introducing Mary Schellentrager, the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center's new CAN Counselor! Mary (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #132432) who joins the team following several years in community mental health supporting marginalized communities in Yolo and Sacramento counties.

Mary specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and concerns such as depression and anxiety, identity development, life transitions, relational issues, post-traumatic growth, Health at Every Size, sex positivity, and building resilience.

Services Mary is able to offer include:

  • CAN Consults: up to 3 sessions per year to problem-solve challenges - informal, can be anonymous
  • Brief therapy: Average of 5 sessions per year to address a particular concern, either mental health related or for career counseling - structured, recorded in medical record
  • Letters: documentation to access gender affirming medical care
  • Referrals to resources: Linking to on-campus services and off-campus mental health support for longer-term treatment
  • Outreach events: presentations to groups, workshops for students, capacity building events, speaking on panels, and providing support to student groups - 2 week advance notice required

If you'd like to explore working with Mary in any of these capacities, please reach out to her by email at or stop by her office in the LGBTQIA+ RC. If her door is open, feel free to say hello!

Learn more about Mary on the SHCS Website