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Mark received his undergraduate degree from Coe College, followed by his Master’s of Counseling Psychology from Avila University. He is currently under supervision by Tammy Jackson while working towards state licensure. While at Avila, Mark assisted with psychological research about learning theories, comparing therapeutic approaches, and performance anxiety. Mark split his internship between a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents and a private practice group. He gained experience working with individuals, groups, couples and families.
Mark enjoys learning and plans on pursuing his doctorate in the future. He treats therapy as a way to learn more about the patient and for the patients to learn more about themselves. Mark incorporates CBT techniques, skill building, and positive psychology into session. He believes that therapy is about helping others with current situations and making improvements that can be long lasting. Also, Mark is passionate about psychological testing and plans to continue to build his skills in administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests. Mark has experience with a large array of tests that target personality traits, clinical symptoms, and cognitive abilities such as achievement or intelligence testing.
When Mark is out of the office he is usually spending time with his wife, son, and their two dogs. He views family as a very important aspect of his life and devotes a lot of time with family and friends.
Mark’s office hours:
Monday 8am – 3pm
Tuesdays 9am – 6pm
Wednesdays 9pm – 6pm
Thursdays 9pm – 7pm
Fridays 12pm – 6pm
Saturdays 8am – 2pm
Sundays Out of Office
Mark is currently accepting new patients.
Mark’s Recent Continuing Education Training:
2-Day Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps The Score Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk – April 2017
Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm – February, 2017
Neuroscience for clinicians: Brain change for stress, anxiety, trauma, moods and substance abuse – December, 2016
Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults – June, 2016
Diagnosing and Treating Personality Disorders – May 2016
Trauma Focused: CBT web based training – May 2014
Issues of Attachment in Psychotherapy – April 2014