Mary Chase Mize, PhD, LPC, NCC, (she/her/hers) is a professional counselor, writer, and researcher. and professional counselor. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University in 2021. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology (GSU 2022), a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (GSU 2017), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with concentrations in broadcasting and journalism (Mississippi State University, 2013). She is a proud first-generation college graduate.
Dr. Mize is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Georgia) and National Certified Counselor. She is also a master-level LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Trainer and LivingWorks safeTALK (suicide awareness) trainer. She is a part-time therapist at Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta.
Dr. Mize has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric stabilization, emergency rooms, general hospital behavioral health, and community outpatient agencies. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide, those bereaved by suicide loss, individuals who are questioning their faith and religion, and those working through major life transitions, aging, grief and bereavement.
From 2018-2022, Dr. Mize served as the Assistant Director of the HOPE Lab at GSU, and co-investigator and co-primary investigator of two federally-funded grant projects designed to prevent suicide among older adults in the community.
Mary Chase enjoys reading, writing, wondering, cooking, traveling, playing the flute, and spending time with friends and family. Originally from West Tennessee, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, her son, and two dogs. She is active in her church community at the Cathedral of St. Philip.
You can follow her on instagram @doctormize.