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Mark Duarte, LCSW

LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in California with 45 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping individuals with identity and purpose related issues. Life presents us with dilemmas and opportunities each new day. My practice is to be present with individuals to resolve issues of dysphoria, and help to learn , practice, to resolve personal and social dysfunction. I strive to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. In our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I recognize it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

46yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 8636


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mark Duarte. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Mark has always been not only a very good listener but he's also helps build you up to have confidence.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Mark for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mark is empathetic and compassionate in his approach with a mind toward encouraging his patients well-being. Having so many years experience in pactice, and life, makes all the difference for me. I am very happy woring with Mark!!!

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management