Dr. Mary Stelter is dedicated to understanding the experiences people navigate and helping them achieve the life they want to live. She specializes in trauma recovery and perinatal mental health. She works with individuals and groups who are looking for help getting “unstuck” from patterns of sadness, anger, depression, and anxiety. Her areas of specialty are the treatment of Complex Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Birth Trauma, prolonged grief, betrayal, injury, and stress.

Dr. Stelter received her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from California Southern University, her Master of Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Bachelors of Theatre from Wichita State University, where she first learned the power of people’s stories. Interning in community mental health settings in Los Angeles County has offered Dr. Stelter the experience and skills to rapidly diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychological concerns, tailoring the therapeutic experience to each client’s needs, in a way that is honoring of the client’s cultural beliefs and traditions. She believes in a strengths-based approach and will look for the skills a client is already using and will help them expand those areas of confidence.


Dr. Stelter has advanced training in Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health (PMH-C), Drama Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Meditation, Exposure Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapies, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Brief Strategic Therapy and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Stelter loves to help clients create empowering arcs to the life stories they are authoring.

Dr. Stelter teaches various college psychology courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psych, Critical Thinking, Human Sexuality, Lifespan Development, and Psychology of Adjustment (Grief). Additionally, she conducts research in the fields of trauma recovery and prevention, women’s mental health, and positive psychology; and shares the latest research in these fields with the clients and organizations she serves. She practices, teaches, and writes in the South Bay, where she lives with her husband, their five children, two cats, and one dog.

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1230 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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225 Avenue I, Ste 204
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Torrance, CA 90505

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