Mark has assisted youth, adults, families, and organizations over his 25+ year career by helping clients reduce barriers to and facilitating elements of healthy growth, functioning, and the achievement of goals.
He has worked as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor for over 10 years in WA State, treating both youth and adults, after earning a BA in Psychology at Western Washington University. Mark also worked as a Mental Health Counselor and Family Therapist during and after earning a MA in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle, studying both mental health treatment and family therapy.
In 1998 Mark moved east, having the experience both as a clinician and a director of several programs. He wanted a deeper grasp as to the systemic issues involved in organizational systems, similar to but different from family systems, and earned an MBA in Strategic Management at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
After working for multiple mental health and substance abuse facilities since 1987, Mark has been a private practitioner since 2012, first on the east coast and now back in the PNW, utilizing research based and traditional models of family therapy with individuals, couples and families. He also utilizes psychodynamic models of individual therapy when warranted. He is a very invested clinician; assisting clients in reaching optimal levels of growth and development for themselves.
Mark specializes in the treatment of adolescents, couples, families and the treatment of addiction/alcoholism. He has treated clients for depression, anxiety, loss and grief, ADHD, OCD, trauma and PTSD, anger management, co-dependency, and chemical dependency – including recovery orientated issues that become apparent after one discontinues the use of substances.
Mark also has consulted in the area of organizational change, especially with non-profit agencies and like organizations having to be more accountable to multiple stakeholders. The organizations benefited varied from educational to regulated government agencies.
Mark loves to ski, read, boat, and listen to music. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, scuba diver, and loves the Hawaiian Islands.