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About Dr. Mary Chase Mize

Mary Chase Mize, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC (she/her/hers) is the Director of Counseling and Supervision at Seek and Find Counseling and Consulting, and an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Agnes Scott College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC - Georgia), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Mary Chase holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Mississippi State University, and a master of science in clinical mental health counseling, a master of arts in gerontology, and a PhD in counselor of education and practice from Georgia State University.

Mary Chase has over eight years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She completed her master's clinical internship at Emory Decatur (formerly DeKalb Medical) Behavioral Health Services, where she provided crisis intervention in the emergency room as an assessment counselor, as well as short-term crisis stabilization in the psychiatric stabilization unit. For five years, she worked at Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta as a part-time staff counselor with the Frances Bunzl Clinical Services team and the Aviv Older Adult Services team. 

Mary Chase is passionate about community-based suicide intervention and prevention efforts. She is a master-level Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer. She also serves as a professional consultant and co-author to The Keep/Watch Project, an effort from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to equip religious and spiritual communities with suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention response skills.

As a professional counselor, Mary Chase combines her research and academic experience within clinical practice. Her clinical approach is informed by her theoretical orientation, Individual Psychology (Adlerian), and she is committed to helping individuals and their families find healing during times of change, transition, crisis, and loss. She has expertise in the following areas: 

  • Aging-related mental health concerns

  • Caregiver Support

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • Pet Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Suicide

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Spirituality

  • Questioning faith or deconstruction of beliefs

  • LGBTQ+ identity and religion 

Published Work

Keep/Watch: Suicide, Christ & Community

An entry-level workbook on suicide safety for faith communities. Suitable for individuals or groups (ages 16-up). 

Tubbs, H.L., Mize, M.C.B.

Adultspan Journal

Using The Gerontological Imagination to Explore Suicide among Older Adults:

An Interdisciplinary Perspective for Professional Counselors

Mize, M.C.B. & Shaikh, A. (in press).

Journal of Counseling and Development,


Suicide Risk Factors among Older Adults: Implications for Counselors as Medicare Providers.


Mize, M.C.B., Shannonhouse, L., Barrio Minton, C., Fullen, M., Shaikh, A., & Westcott, J. (2024). 

Innovation in Aging,

7 (Supplement 1), 674-675

Social Connections and Suicide Desire among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

Mize, M.C.B. (2023).

Educational Gerontology, 


Suicide Intervention among Aging Network Providers.

Mize, M.C.B., Shannonhouse, L., Fullen, M., Gilbride, D., & Barrio Minton, C. (2022). 

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