Mark’s Counseling Shop
Providing practical solutions to empower you. Be your better self.
I Work With Individuals, Couples, & Families
I am dedicated to helping couples build strong connections, enhance communication, and find greater happiness together. Explore your relationship dynamics, resolve conflicts, and learn valuable tools for long-lasting love and intimacy.
Supportive Family Therapy
Experience the transformative power of family therapy. I help create a safe and inclusive space where your family can address conflicts, improve communication, and foster lasting connections. Book a session today and unlock the potential of your family relationships.
Hello! I’m Mark
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I am a compassionate and experienced therapist dedicated to helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. With a non-judgmental approach and a focus on fostering self-awareness, I provide a safe space for clients to explore their emotions and develop healthier coping strategies. Together, we can work towards personal growth and fulfillment.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically presents in childhood, though it can persist into adolescence and adulthood. The symptoms of ADHD are categorized into two main clusters: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. To receive a diagnosis of ADHD, an individual must exhibit a persistent pattern of these symptoms that are significantly impairing and inconsistent with their developmental level.
PTSD & Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Trauma can vary widely and may include experiences such as physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, accidents, combat, or other life-threatening events. The symptoms of PTSD can be grouped into four main categories: intrusion, avoidance, negative changes in mood and cognition, and changes in arousal and reactivity.
Stress & Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can have a profound impact on mental health for both adolescents and adults. These overwhelming emotions can manifest in various ways, leading to difficulties in daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans can guide individuals towards improved mental health and resilience. If you or a loved one is struggling with stress or anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Someone to Talk To
When faced with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more, having a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. Clinical mental health counseling and therapy services offer compassionate support for individuals seeking to heal, understand themselves better, and create a healthier future. Professionals can integrate physiological, emotional, and psychological factors to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. Explore the power of professional mental health care and embark on a journey towards lasting healing and positive transformation.
Job Loss or Change
Losing a job or changing jobs can have a significant impact on our mental health. The uncertainty, stress, and financial strain that come with these transitions can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation. Clinical mental health counseling and therapy services offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your emotions, develop coping strategies, and regain your sense of well-being.
Depression is a serious mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including their relationships, work, and overall well-being. Addressing depression is crucial because it can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life and can even lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Clinical mental health counseling and therapy services with a compassionate and informed therapeutic counselor offers a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your emotions, gain understanding, and develop coping strategies.
Irregular Sleep Cycles
Poor sleep patterns can have a profound impact on our mental and cognitive well-being. When we don’t get enough sleep or experience disrupted sleep, it can lead to a range of negative effects. Our ability to concentrate and focus may suffer, making it difficult to perform well in school, work, or daily tasks. We may also experience memory problems, struggling to recall information or retain new knowledge. Additionally, poor sleep can contribute to mood disturbances, including increased irritability, anxiety, and depression. It can also impair our decision-making abilities and problem-solving skills, affecting our overall cognitive functioning. Taking steps to improve our sleep patterns is crucial for maintaining optimal mental health and cognitive performance.
Infidelity within a marriage can have a devastating psychological and emotional impact on both individuals involved. The betrayal and breach of trust can lead to feelings of deep hurt, anger, and confusion. The emotional toll of spousal infidelity can manifest in various ways, such as increased stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also cause harmful thoughts, isolation, and strained relationships within the family. I understand the complexities of navigating the aftermath of infidelity. Clinical mental health counseling and therapy services offer a safe and nonjudgmental space for individuals to process their emotions, heal from the trauma, and work towards rebuilding trust and creating a healthier future.
Unchecked harmful thoughts can have a detrimental impact on our mental well-being and overall quality of life. When we allow these negative thoughts to persist without addressing them, they can become deeply ingrained patterns of thinking that contribute to increased anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. Understand the dangers of allowing harmful thoughts to go unchecked and find a clinical mental health counseling and therapy service that can empower you to challenge and reframe these harmful thoughts, fostering personal growth, self-discovery, and ultimately leading you towards a happier and healthier life.
Isolation & Loneliness
When we feel disconnected from others, it can lead to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Isolation and loneliness can be debilitating emotionally and mentally, casting negativity on every aspect of our lives. Clinical mental health counseling and therapy services offer a safe and compassionate space for you to explore these emotions, develop coping strategies, and find a path towards healing and connection.
Strained relationships can have a profound impact on our emotional state. The feelings of hurt, anger, and confusion that arise from betrayal and a breach of trust can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and depression. These negative emotions can manifest in harmful thoughts, isolation, and further strain on relationships within the family. The complexities of navigating strained relationships may require clinical mental health counseling and therapy services to help you process your emotions, heal from the trauma, and work towards rebuilding trust and creating a healthier future.
Family Member Conflict
Family member conflict can have a profound negative impact on our emotional and psychological well-being. The constant tension, arguments, and unresolved issues can lead to feelings of anger, sadness, and frustration, causing significant distress. This conflict can also contribute to increased stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as feelings of isolation and hopelessness. It’s important to address these conflicts and seek clinical mental health counseling and therapy services to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for healing, understanding, and working towards healthier relationships and personal growth.
My Approach & Values
I am committed to helping my clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential. As your therapist, you can expect a collaborative and personalized treatment plan that integrates CBT, mindfulness techniques, early maladaptive schema theory, as well as ADHD and trauma-focused interventions. We will work together to identify and validate your individual needs and create a strategy that meets them. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support needed to navigate the complexities of life, especially regarding ADHD and trauma, to foster lasting healing and positive transformation.
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness."
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
"You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed."
"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life."
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."
"A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support."
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