Years in Practice

10 years +


Asheville NC 28805 - United States


BS, Med, MS

Additional Expertise

Author, Health Coach, Hypnotherapist, Parenting Coach, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire



I Believe

Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow. ~Unknown

About Mary M Ernsberger

Mary is a non-fiction author, writer, speaker and Complementary Alternative Medicine practitioner, she focuses on ‘out of the box’ alternatives for bringing up today’s authentic children.  She is passionate about helping both parents and children recognize their personal authenticity and genius. 

Over 20 years ago, Mary started down a path to learn as much as she could to help her youngest son who had been labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) following a 15 minute interview.  The pressure to medicate him from the psychologist and public school educators was unreal.  No parent or child should be treated that way.  And yet she knows there are other children that are being shoved into the medicated box we call “public education” every day.

Families deserve better - You deserve better - Your child deserves better.

Mary is different than many other authors and practitioners because she has been there.  For over 18 years, as a single mom of three, she advocated the public school system for a change of focus to identify each child’s personal strengths and learning style.  Mary sought out formal education including two associate degrees in Mind-Body Psychology and Western Herbalism, a bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness, a Master’s in Education, and a Master’s in Complementary and Alternative Medicine to support this cause.  She continues to endorse the use of holistic alternatives in place of psychotropic medications.  Mary truly desires to provide valuable information, so other parents have ‘out of the box’ alternatives for their own holistic authentic children.   Parenting Consciously: Out of the Box Alternatives for Bringing Up Authentic Children  is Mary’s fifth book (release - TBA).  Her other books include: Recognizing the Greatness in Each Child: Because Learning Differently Doesn’t Mean Learning Disabled; Plants vs Pills: Herbal Options for the Treatment of Childhood Diagnosed Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; and un-Broken Children: Removing Labels – Restoring Health & Wellness.  In 2016, Mary was one of several co-authors of the International Best Seller, My Big Idea Book, compiled by Viki Winterton at Expert Insights Publishing.     

Mary is always looking for the 'light' in any situation and as your family coach, she can show you how to find yours.  A diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, or any other ‘learning’ disorder is a clear signal that your child is bound for greatness once their strengths are brought to light.  Attention Deficit only means they are still searching for the one or two things that they feel are worthy enough to hold their attention.  Helping your child to remember that sometimes they will need to give their attention to those things deemed less important will build a foundation that will support their greater works.  There are many ways to do this, including the use of natural remedies or alternative therapies over the use of medications.  Together - success is but a short distance away.

Mary’s authentic children are now grown.  Her daughter and older son live in Florida with her four grandchildren and her youngest son lives nearby in Western North Carolina.  She shares her homestead with her kitties, Pebbles and Mustachio.  Mary is designing plans for a nature playland.  A safe place to allow today’s authentic children a chance to get back in touch with nature.  

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