Greetings CSAT & CPTT Candidate!

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and have been working in the field of sex addiction for over 15 years. I am dedicated to supporting CSAT/CPTT candidates on their journey toward certification. Helping other clinicians understand the complex tasks, tools and assessments is something that I truly enjoy!

Additionally, I am the founder of Growth Counseling Services, and the co-author of "Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts" with Dr. Stefanie Carnes, the author of “Healing from Betrayal”, as well as the author of, "The Creative Clinician: Exercises and Activities for Clients and Group Therapy."

You can read kind words from other supervision candidates who have worked with me below. If you would like additional information about setting up CSAT or CPTT supervision with me, please click here


Praise for Mari A. Lee's CSAT Supervision

Mari, Thank you! I am continually amazed by the depth of your knowledge, experience and generosity. I highly recommend your work as a CSAT supervisor and business coach without reservation.
— Erin Silva, LMHC, CSAT, Richland, Washington
Your supervision has been invaluable to me, Mari, personally and professionally. I believe you were the person I needed specifically to believe in me, cheer me on, encourage me, STRONGLY guide me and protect me from so many potential catastrophes! As I’m gaining so much experience, and I am more and more grateful for you all of the time. So, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You are a gift to the CSAT community and to all of us privileged to work with you.
— Amy Parks, LMFT, CSAT-C, Utah
Mari, I want to thank you and let you know that as a CSAT supervisor you inspire me to think of things that are applicable on a much broader scale. I truly enjoy the various perspectives you offer, and the many ways you challenge me to think in directions that I have yet had an opportunity to explore. I am able to use what we discuss in a matter of days, and see the result with clients!
— Phil Ginsburg, LMFT, CSAT, Houston, TX
Mari, I really am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and it has been an awesome experience for me to have you as my supervisor. Your experience, and your insight and support, as well as your business acumen have helped me so much in my own practice and has strengthened my skills as a therapist. I look forward to our continued work together - I can’t thank you enough!
— Steve Karbelnig, MA, LMFT, CSAT, JD, Encino, CA
Thank you for providing a nurturing platform that integrated my counseling style with the CSAT requirements. I appreciate your sensitivity to the challenges I experienced with incorporating religion and culture within this program. Your supervision provided clarity and direction has helped me support clients with confidence. Thank you again for your expertise and coaching skills. It was truly wonderful working with you.
— Shirley Lytle, MDiv, LMHC, CSAT, Bellevue, WA
Hi Mari, I wanted to say that in our 4 short hours of CSAT supervision that we have had so far, I have found our work to be exceptionally fruitful. Additionally, I can apply some of the concepts, CSAT tasks and interventions with other clients I see. I truly appreciate your guidance and look forward to our future supervisions. Thank you!
— Christy Cosper, MFT, CSAT, Sano Recovery, Long Beach, CA
Mari, I have moved forward in my life and career in the most profound ways due to the strong female mentors placed in my path - in a very short time I count you among them. I am so impressed by your experience in the field, your mastery of the art of language, and your clear business sense. I am in awe of all you have accomplished and the way you have learned to be a truly empowered woman - not a woman trying to get or use power as modeled by men. Because of this confidence I feel in this match with you, I know I am ready to take on this challenging new area of counseling specialization and learn how to offer excellent care to those in need. I like the way you think, and I look forward to learning more!
— Sherry Danner, LMFT, CSAT, Kansas City, KS
I was very fortunate to be able to connect with Mari for CSAT Supervision. What is so great about Mari is her compassionate approach to me as a person, as a candidate, and as an individual. Her supervision approach, her knowledge of the CSAT tasks, along with her openness to acknowledge my creative ideas, as well as really listening to me, allowed me to feel comfortable and to speak freely and openly. Mari’s support in supervision is incredible for my soul, spirit and well being. Although I met Mari for a specific reason of CSAT supervision, after a few meetings with Mari, I started to feel better about myself in my life. I feel encouraged, empowered, and excited now! I am confident that I can succeed in meeting my CSAT goals, as thanks to Mari, I feel more reassured and acknowledged as a person and a therapist. Thank you Mari, I will always be grateful to you for your interest, warm heart, and clear supervision instructions.
— Jadwiga Binczak, MA, CSAT, Canada
Mari, I truly appreciate your CSAT Supervision and guidance. I see you as a mentor and lantern on my journey towards being a successful private practice therapist, until I can light my own way. Thank you for your support!
— Molly Papp, LMFT, CSAT, Long Beach, CA.
Finding a competent CSAT Supervisor has some real similarities to what our clients go through trying to find a competent therapist. Just because someone has the letters behind their name doesn’t mean they are good at what they do, and many of the clients I work with are having to work through the wounds they experienced by other therapists (who I believe were well meaning). I certainly experienced that same fearful place as I had just come off a painful experience with a CSAT Supervisor and I did not want to have a repeat performance of the judgement and shame that I experienced. Reaching out to Mari, from the very first phone call, was such a caring and supportive experience. I knew from my very first supervision that I had found the safe place that I needed to grow and stretch and evolve as a CSAT and clinician. Mari’s blend of compassion, knowledge and helpful guidance to learn and apply the task model and assessments has been inestimably valuable to me. She’s tough as woodpecker lips, yet her words are always under girded with nurturing, grace, and wisdom. I’ve invested in the “science” of being a CSAT...and am now investing in the “heart” of how to weave it all together!
— Ken Howard, MS, LMFT, Kansas City, MO.
Mari, I kicked off my partner’s group last night. I had 6 ladies attend! Wow! And, I have a few more ladies interested so I may be starting a second group soon. Feeling so blessed and very thankful for your CSAT supervision, and assistance in this process! Thanks for all you do!
— Heidi Monuteaux, MA, LMHC, CSAT, Bellevue, WA
Mari, thank you so much for your wonderful CSAT supervision, encouragement, guidance and support, and your superb supervisory work. You have enriched this process for me very much. I’m most grateful.
— Cheryl Schenck LPC, CSAT, Leesburg, VA
Mari, my brain is bursting with knowledge after the CSAT Formal Disclosure Consultation. The time I spend absorbing your words is sadly never enough time. I appreciate you!
— Dr. Leeann Rosckowff, CSAT, Newport, OR
Mari thanks so much! I really appreciate our supervision sessions and how knowledgeable you are. I feel grateful for finding you
— David Feder, BSW, MSW, CSAT-C, Toronto, Canada
Mari Lee’s supervision changed how I run my private practice and how I work alongside clients during recovery. Mari is reflexive in her work; through her gentle, and yet steady, relational support, I became aware of the areas in which I needed to strengthen my boundaries with clients- both for my own health and for their recovery. She shared in my empowering approach, while integrating multiple counseling orientations and suggestions for clients’ development. I have integrated all of her suggestions and found her straight forward approach enabled me to get to the core of the issue with the client, which created a clearer treatment plan in focus, while staying true to the clients’ treatment goals. I found Mari’s forms for disclosure to be invaluable; she created a wonderful template to help navigate the complex and unique nature of disclosure within the mental health field. The most rewarding experience, for me, was engaging in laughs and existential reflections in the vulnerability of who Mari is. I deeply appreciate her effortless transfer of knowledge, her wisdom, and her continual push for inner empowerment for all. She is an invaluable supervisor for anyone who has the opportunity to work under her.
— Marie Damgaard, CSAT, Alberta, Canada
Mari , thank you so very much for your help and guidance. I honestly feel very lucky to have been connected with you as a supervisor for my CSAT certification.
— Darrin Ford, LMFT, CSAT-C, Orange County, CA
Mari, thank you for your wonderful support. I feel so fortunate to have been supervised by you! You have been the icing on the cake for me in this incredible journey to CSAT certification. Thank you for all of your wisdom, you remain absolutely the best!
— Judith Seehafer, LMFT, CSAT, San Jose, CA.
Mari I can’t say enough good things about our supervision, I look at you as a CSAT Supervisor, and a mentor and coach with a lot of expertise and compassion. I have been blessed to have you on my journey to certification! Thank you for being you and having the ability to share your knowledge.
— Rhonda Taylor, MFT Intern, CSAT-C, Pasadena, CA
Thank you Mari for guiding me through one of the most daunting challenges of becoming a competent Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). You helped me to build the skills and confidence to facilitate Formal Disclosure, and generously shared proven tools to assist the process. I have now facilitated three Formal Disclosures and with each one feel increasingly confident that I am making a difference in my clients’ recovery. I hope our paths cross again!
— Claire Caines, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT, Newton, NJ
Mari has a genuine gift of translating her clinical expertise as a seasoned CSAT therapist into learning experiences and guidance to me as a supervisee. She generously shares her wisdom with warmth and caring that encourages me to grow both personally and professionally.
— Keanna L. Jones, LPC, CCTP, CSAT, Cary, North Carolina
Mari, thank you for our very insightful CSAT supervision on Friday. I wish I could have face-to-face supervision with you. You are absolutely amazing, I learn so much every time that I speak to you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me, I am so privileged to have you as supervisor.
— Leandie Buys, Clinical Sexologist, CSAT-Candidate, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Mari, I have learned from the breadth of your knowledge and appreciated your clinical sensitivity. Your empathic, understanding support throughout the certification process has helped me integrate my CSAT training into my professional identity. By breathing ‘heart and soul’ into the tasks, your supervision empowered me to work as a CSAT as an expression of my authentic self. Thank you!
— Jeremy Mast, MS, MDiv, LMFT, CSAT, Pasadena, CA.
Mari, want to thank you for your excellent supervision and insightful knowledge. I really learned so much from you over our time togehter, and our session on on Love Addiction was excellent! I ordered your e-book “The Creative Clinician: Exercises and Activities for Clients and Group Therapy” this morning and feel now that I have an entire treatment plan on working with Love Addicts. You are truly talented and have a gift for working with clinicians. I feel more confident in my approach and appreciate all of your feedback. I would like to continue working with you in the future and look forward to our upcoming coaching sessions.
— Elizabeth Ulirsch, MA, CSAT, Beverly Hills, CA.
When I began my CSAT training, I felt overwhelmed by all the new information. Mari, your kindhearted and wise feedback in supervision helped me apply that knowledge to my practice and grow in my confidence as a CSAT Candidate. Your extensive knowledge of assessments and the 30 tasks offered unique and helpful insights that I wouldn’t have put together on my own. Not only have you built up my clinical skills, but you’ve also encouraged me to grow my fledgling private practice through groups. I’ve loved seeing your prioritization of therapeutic boundaries and self-care, and it’s given my perfectionist self permission to be mindful and realistic about my limits. Thank you so much for your support!
— Elizabeth Jackson, MA, LLP, CSAT-C Ann Arbor, MI
It has been such an honor to have been mentored by Mari as a CSAT candidate and clinical therapist.  There are few if any supervisors in the counseling field who are are as knowledgeable and so incredibly warm and encouraging at the same time.  As a recovering partner of sex addiction hoping to bring the gifts of strength, hope and resiliency to my clients, I am grateful to have found these gifts in Mari’s guidance.
— Maria Wesley-Stewart, LCSW, CSAT,Austin, TX
Mari, I have grown so much as a clinician from working with you! I am forever grateful for your CSAT supervision and support.
— Kim Litton LCSW, CAP, CSAT, North Palm Beach, FL.
When I pursued this specialization I felt a little intimidated about the learning process. From the beginning, I felt very supported and safe working with Mari. Throughout this process, I felt Mari guiding me as a supervisor and helping me with my therapeutic confidence as a CSAT in training. Since obtaining my certification, I know that Mari’s hand of support is still there, but I now have the skills and tools needed thanks to my work and Mari’s support.
— Stephanie R. Dietrich, LCSW, CSAT, Houston, TX
I have so much enjoyed and feel it a privilege to have you as my supervisor Mari. You
have been so kind, patient, and encouraging. Thank you so much for all of the great expertise and wisdom you have shared with me. There is not enough words to express my gratitude for all of your kindness and guidance.
— Earline Chance, LPC, CSAT, Monroe, La.

CSAT Supervision Appointments

I am passionate about helping other professionals succeed. If you are interested in CSAT supervision, please take a moment to learn more about the process on my supervision page, and then  you are welcome to  contact me via email. I wish you all the very best in your journey toward certification!