Mary Jane Hurley Brant

MJ Hurley BrantMary Jane Hurley Brant, Collaborating Consultant, M.S., CGP is Founder of Changing Tides Counseling and Psychotherapy. For 29 years MJ has worked as a Human Relations Counselor with a concentration in Jungian studies and depth psychology. She is also a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a Grief Specialist. Her book, “When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life” was published by Simple Abundance Press on October 1, 2008. (See or go directly to Her book’s foreign rights have been contracted with St. Paul’s and Better Yourself Books in Mumbai, India for distribution in English in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Africa, and the Philippines. She is also an artist and has shown and sold her work in CT and PA.

Before going into private consulting MJ was the Clinical Coordinator and Senior Psychotherapist for six years with a large psychiatric practice in the Philadelphia suburbs that specialized in stress management. She has expanded that focus by assisting her clients to meet their professional and personal goals. At the same time she pinpoints any impediment, behavior, or unresolved grief her clients may have which undermines their conscious pursuit for success and happiness.

Mary Jane Hurley Brant champions all of her clients to make good decisions whether it is the CEO behind closed doors, the attorney ready to change careers, or the couple trying to find each other again. “We all go through difficult periods.  We all need support.”


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Master of Science in Counseling & Human Relations, Villanova University

Continuing Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry
  • Kutztown University
  • Thomas Jefferson University Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Institute of PA Hospital
  • Horsham Clinic
  • Yale University
  • Widener University
  • The Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland
  • The C. G. Jung Foundation, NY
  • Jungian Extensive Study — Galway City, Ireland
  • C.G. Jung Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Private tutorial/8 month study in intention-minded feng shui


  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • National Registry of Group Psychotherapists
  • Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Center for a Healthy World
  • Powerful You!
  • Simple Abundance Certified Leader Program
  • Open to Hope Foundation Grief Expert
  • Kappa Delta Pi — An Honor Society in Education