Mary Lou Petrisko, LCSW, ACSW

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy; Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

mary-louMary Lou has been providing behavioral health services for over 30 years.  Evansville has been her home since June 1993.  Her therapeutic style is to work in collaboration with clients; whether that is with an individual or with parents and their children.

Mary Lou works with:

  • Children (ages 4-12)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults (up to age 65)

She utilizes an integrative treatment approach when working with individuals and families who have the following presenting problems/concerns:

  • Adjustment to life changes
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict in home and/or school
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder and/or body image concerns
  • Trauma resolution
  • Women’s issues

Mary Lou has been trained in all six levels of Sandtray-Worldplay (ST-WP) and utilizes this as part of her treatment approach, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

She received her MSW from West Virginia University School of Social Work after completing an undergraduate psychology degree from Wheeling Jesuit University.  In 2000, she was awarded the NASW Social Worker of the Year Award, Indiana Chapter, Region 8.  She also received the Yvonne Williams Award of Merit for Innovative Service to the Profession of Play Therapy in 2013 from the Indiana Association of Play Therapy.

Mary Lou is a member of the National Association of  Social Work (NASW) and the Association for Play Therapy.