I’ve been working with Mary Petschen for a couple of years. Upon meeting Mary for the first time, I was struck by her warm radiance and peaceful energy. She has melded her gift of insight and intuition with the emotion and body-centered practice of Rubenfeld Synergy in a way that is profoundly transformative for the person on her table. As a Psychotherapist, I am acutely aware of the power of emotions and their ability to manifest in our bodies. I have also struggled with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and thyroid cancer, all physical conditions that have a psychosomatic component. For years, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my body, never realizing how this contributed to my symptoms. Through Rubenfeld Synergy, I have learned that our bodies never lie and I now trust that the messages my body gives me are a reflection of what is going on in the rest of my life. I have gained so much insight and healing personally and continue to discover new awakenings in myself every time I meet Mary. I would highly recommend Mary’s services to anyone who is looking for a deeper method that aligns body, mind, and spirit or for those looking to complement other healing modalities. I also recommend that my own clients see Mary to take what they have learned with me and explore where those emotions take root in their physical body to amplify their healing. I can’t say enough positive things about Mary Petschen and encourage anyone who is curious about Rubenfeld Synergy to give Mary the opportunity to show you how amazing it is to befriend your body and operate in synergy.
— Heather

Mary is a gifted practitioner; she’s authentic, compassionate and insightful. During my sessions she has helped me reach inside myself and get to the core of my issues. I highly recommend her. With Mary’s help, Rubenfeld Synergy has changed my life.
— Jean

Mary has a rare gift of tuning into what is really going on with me. She gently guides me away from intellectualizing or even ‘spiritualizing’ my problems.

She invites me to truly articulate how I feel about what is going on. She engages my body in the conversation and with her gentle intelligence, compassion and intuition, she peels away at the defenses till I am raw and find my way all the way into the softest most tender places...and just like a small child, I confide the truth, the pain, the fear with her help, but I also connect to the strength and the wisdom that resides in me, in my being, in my body, in my soul.

Even writing this testimonial makes my tears flow because I am so grateful to have found a healer who gets me, who never judges me, who allows me to be all of me. I feel that Mary was sent to me in a time of darkness and despair and I think it’s safe to say that I would not be where I am now without Mary.
— Maria

I have done traditional therapy (couch, armchair) and also Mary’s Rubenfeld Synergy method. Both have been amazing in different ways and helped me navigate my life, my divorce and my future. The thing about Mary’s method…is how when you lie on the table and think about the answers/feelings to the questions you’re asked…you really feel and understand what part of the body these answers…emotions are housed in or trapped in. The clenched jaw…or the shoulders that can’t seem to relax…or perhaps when miraculously you discover something about yourself that makes those areas open up, unclench and relax. To me…it’s understanding how your life has made dents and impressions on your body…good and bad…and releasing what’s stored or hindering you
— Rachel