Mary Gruman

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Mary King Gruman, MS, LPC, NCC.  A licensed professional counselor with Birchbark Counseling in Traverse City, Michigan, Mary is active in the Traverse City based Licensed Professional Counselors of Northern Michigan group and currently serves as a Master Trainer for the Michigan ACE Initiative.  She is on the board of the local National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter as well as the advisory board of the Generations Ahead teen parenting program. Her practice serves people aged 13 and up and she specializes in helping young people figure out how to get back on track. 

Mary has lived in Traverse City for 8 years after spending thirty years in Southeast Asia, where she raised four children with her husband Jep. She founded and led the Singapore American School Arts Council, the Community Library and Symphony Bus programs for ten years.   

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she captained the women’s Division 1 tennis team; upon graduating she accepted a position in the management training program at Citibank in New York and completed a series of overseas assignments in Europe, South America and Asia. She received her MS at the University of the Southwest.