I have been working at helping people since 1988. I received a Masters in counseling in 1995 and got the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor certificate in Illinois in 2002. I'd like to begin by saying I feel very fortunate to be able to walk with people on their path to healing. I will try to engender trust with you by being genuine and respectful. I've had some success at helping people overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety. Mostly I start by helping people change their choices a little at a time. The hope is that these changes will lead to changes in thoughts; and eventually changes in feelings. Along the way, we often work through resolving issues of motivation and confidence. To accomplish all of this we will likely use a number of proven tools such as mindfulness practice and thought regulation. My goal is to help you make changes as we go along working with you to guide the process and help you develop and accomplish your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Forgiveness, Infidelity, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.004446
Mark is top-notch and genuinely cares about those he works with. He walked alongside me during one of my darkest hours and helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Mark is an absolute professional, and just an all-around awesome guy. Recommend him to anyone.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and anger management
Mark is a phenomenal human being and he has truly helped me grow through my experience working with him. He gives advice with compassion and helps to “get to the good” in every situation. I really found a ton of value in talking with Mark and I would gladly recommend him to anyone considering working with BetterHelp.
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have not met such an amazing human who is empathetic, respectful and sincerely willing and able to understand my situation. He is open and non judgmental. He cares. The tools he provided helped me overcome issues and it gives me insight to see the good in every situation.
You are a light, Mark and I thank you and appreciate you.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Hes the best !
Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
This guy rocks !! He listens to everything and is so down to earth . Doesn’t feel like I’m talking to a therapist but a friend that just allows me to vent
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes