My name is Mark Bigley and I am licensed as a LCSW in the state of Texas. Let me first say that the therapeutic relationship is the most valuable asset in the quest for growth and healing. As we grow in trust with one another and begin to relax into the therapeutic relationship you will begin to discover the person you were created to be. We have all had environmental and normal developmental challenges that we learn to grow through. The tools I have gathered throughout my fifteen years as a licensed therapist and the previous 22 years as a pastoral counselor we explore a menu of choices suited to your needs to assist you in your way to freedom from that which has hindered you.
I have a MA in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, a MSW from Wayne State University and a Graduate Certificate in Social Work with Couples and Families. My course of study has familiarized me with Family Systems theory and its contributors, psychodynamic counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I found Narrative Therapy to be extremely useful for discovering strengths that people were not aware of to apply to the challenges that face them. I have been trained in EMDR and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for PTSD and anxiety and other obstacles. Neurolinguistics (NLP) helps to learn ones strength in accessing sensory information and helps us to communicate with others whose sensory processing differs from our own. Solution Focused Therapy helps with problem solving strategies.
I find a holistic approach to be more effective because it involves the mind, body and spirit to be an interrelated whole. My background in Biofield Therapy and Energy Medicine, Clinical Aromatherapy, training as a Yoga Instructor, in the mind-body approach to grief work called, Degriefing for bereaved individuals to offer methods where the past can be integrated to create a stronger more self-reliant person. My nine years working in hospice care as a bereavement counselor has helped me support persons in their grief and offer them ways to work through it.
Last but not least, I remember my grandfather who offered me the gift of a sense of humor. I have found that laughter, when one discovers it within, reconnects us with the joy of life that defies definition.
I look forward to becoming a part of your adventure into your discovery of a new life.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 63704
Mark has been a great resource. I was nervous about starting therapy but he has made the process comfortable and helpful.
I appreciate his knowledge and guidance.
Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Mark has been great with me. He listens and he understands my concerns right away. Also I really like the assignments he gave me so far to work in myself.
Written on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mark is very knowledgeable, wise, helpful, experienced, supportive, friendly, has a great sense of humor, offers solutions that work, pleasant to speak with, on time, caring, sensitive to what is happening in my life, and I always look forward to our meeting together.
Written on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching
I would definitely recommend Mark to someone who is trying Betterhelp for the first time or even as a returning person. He really understands and truly helps with what you need. He is my second therapist I’ve worked with and I wouldn’t work with anyone else just because of how comfortable and great it is to work with him.
Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue