Mary Ellen Connett, M.S., LMFT
Director, Connett & Associates, LLC
3100 Gentian Blvd, Suite 124
Columbus, GA  31907
(706) 565-6062


Mary Ellen Connett, M.S., LMFT
Weathering the Storms
“Not giving up but giving your best”

Since 1983, I’ve interviewed thousands of couples, families, women, men, children and adolescents who have come to me for help with their relationships and life challenges.

There is one constant in all the life stories I’ve heard:

People experience “Storms” throughout their lives.

 And these “Life Storms” are like atmospheric storms:

  • A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction.
  • A forceful or disruptive disturbance of affairs.
  • A forceful or disruptive outburst or outbreak of expression.

Does this describe experiences you’ve had or are currently having within your relationships and in your life?

The majority of people enter therapy “after the storm.” Some are “storm chasers” who look for disruptions and disturbances. Others see the storm coming and make an appointment before it hits, hoping to lessen the blow. And there are those who take precautions early to avoid or minimize the devastation.

Our commitment to you, in whatever phase you’re in, is to help you “Weather the Storm,” to Sustain, Survive and Strengthen yourself and your relationships.

Whether you need assessment, predictions, information, precautions, preparations, understanding, planning, resources, skills, diligence, commitment, team work or help organizing the cleanup, our staff, with 32 years of experience, training, and skill, is here to help you, your marriage, partnership and family through the storms, to a place of strength and to your path of recovery, healing and growth.

Our Services

Individual, Marital, Couples, Family and Group Assessment and Psychotherapy

We can help you “Weather” the following “Life Storms” and begin your Path to Recovery, Healing and Growth:

  • Chronic, Unresolved Conflict
  • Marital, Family, Pre-Marital, and Parenting Crises
  • Betrayals
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Consideration of Divorce
  • Re-marriage and Blended Family Adjustment
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Pregnancy and Childbearing Stress and Adjustment
  • Death, Dying, Grief, and Loss
  • Addiction and Co-Dependency
  • Abuse, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress – Physical, Emotional, Mental, Sexual, and Combat
  • Unmanaged Stress and Anger
  • Financial Crises
  • Physical Health Crises
  • Home Re-location
  • Job Changes and Loss
  • Caretaker Stress
  • Natural disasters

Psycho-Educational and Coaching Services

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups
  • Customized Training and Therapeutic Workshops on a Variety of Mental Health topics
  • In-Office or Telecommunication Personal Coaching

The Equine Encounter – Detailed Information found under the “EquiHeart” tab above

  • Guided Natural Horsemanship Activities
  • Developing Partnerships with Horses to Learn Horsemanship and Life Skills

Our Philosophy
Weathering the Storms...


...Facing the hard times together, as partners and teammates


Sustaining, Surviving and Strengthening

“Not giving up but giving your best”


 Moving through the Storm


 Toward Calm, Peace, and Resolution


 Into the Brighter Path


Of Recovery, Healing and Growth.


If you are experiencing any of these “Life Storms” and would like our help, please call us at 706-565-6062 to schedule your first appointment. It can be the first step toward “Weathering” the Storm - Sustaining, Surviving and Strengthening yourself and your relationships, and beginning the Path to Recovery, Healing and Growth.

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