Mary Lothe, LMHC

Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Healthcare, Aetna; NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
New Client waitlist - email Mary at

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338

Office Location: Johnston, IA

Education: M.A. in Counseling; B.A. in Recreation Therapy

Specialties: Individual, marital/premarital, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, mid-life, trauma, cancer/adverse health diagnosis

Telehealth: Telehealth Room Link


Mary received her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has served as a counselor at Family Legacy Counseling since 2017. Prior to her work as a counselor, Mary was a stay at home mom for over 20 years. Mary is committed to helping clients set and realize their personal goals. She also works with clients to bring about change and growth through life transitions. Mary is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy designed to process trauma. Mary uses her life experiences to see God’s creativity in making each of us unique and special.

Mary’s areas of interest include

  • art therapy
  • pre-marital/marriage counseling
  • parenting concerns
  • life transitions and adjustments
  • spiritual growth
  • anxiety and depression
  • Cancer/adverse health diagnosis
  • trauma
  • grief/loss

Therapist Statement:

I believe that the counseling process should be designed to meet each individual’s specific needs. I look forward to hearing your story and understanding how God has uniquely created you. I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor and I would count it a privilege to walk along side of you in your journey as a newly diagnosed cancer patient.

I have been married to Eric for 36 years and we have four adult children, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law. We enjoy spending time together playing games, including a rousing game of dutch blitz and spending time outdoors walking or playing croquet. In my free time, I love to travel, specifically enjoying new foods, experiencing different cultures and exploring museums and historical sites.  I also enjoy reading, art, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, meaningful conversation, and a good sense of humor.