Maryrose Yerger, MS
Course Leader / Therapist
Maryrose (she/her) grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. Throughout childhood she found herself most at home playing in the woods in her backyard. From there, her love for nature and wild settings grew through her time spent at summer camp in the Pennsylvania wilderness and summers with family exploring, biking, and kayaking on Nantucket Island. Inspired by two parents in healing professions, Maryrose earned her Bachelor’s from Penn State University with degrees in Psychology and Biobehavioral Health as well as a minor in Gender and Sexuality studies. Throughout college she volunteered as a short-term crisis counselor at a local community agency and when she graduated, she went on to serve as a Basics Needs Case Manager providing in depth emotional support, case management and advocacy to her clients.
Maryrose’s passion for the wilderness as a catalyst for healing was born from a transformative class on Indigenous Ojibwe Ways of Knowing. Her travels throughout the American West, Europe, South America, and India further sparked this passion for nature as a powerful form of therapy. After receiving her Master’s degree in Couples and Family therapy from the University of Oregon she continued to provide mental health care to youth and families that integrate movement, play, and the natural world.
Resonating deeply with the Green Mountains of Vermont, Maryrose is a natural fit at True North. She provides compassionate care to her clients and is inspired by her work with young women in their quests toward personal growth. She is a heart-centered, trauma-informed therapist with a focus on somatic, internal family systems, experiential and mindfulness-based techniques for healing developmental trauma and increasing relational well-being. With experience serving clients of all ages and a background in yoga and meditation instruction, she draws on a holistic approach to assist students and families on their healing journeys.
In her free time, Maryrose can be found singing, dancing, strumming her guitar, and exploring the long and winding trails of Vermont.