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Mark Licitra, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Sometimes life is hard. "Things fall apart, the center cannot hold," the poet tells us. But we do not have to go it alone.

My primary role is to come alongside you as you journey in the way of wellness. I really believe in the strength that is in you. And I believe that we can work together to leverage it toward your goals. I believe that you are unique and will relate to you accordingly.

I have been practicing counseling for 16 years in a variety of capacities and settings. My approach is collaborative, eclectic, and solution-focused. My style is calm and conversational. I utilize a variety of interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Activation.

I work with people with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and mood disturbances. I also have a strong interest in spiritual issues, and am happy to work with people of faith, or people struggling with faith-related issues.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2004 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and a Master's in Social Work in 2009 from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii.

I am a parent of four girls, a lifelong musician, a bread baker, gardener, lover of forests and baseball. I ride my bike when I can and sometimes do experiments in my kitchen (some of which do not end well).

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Mark is wonderful! Kind, generous, patient, relaxed, easy-going, and very conversational. Working with him is like having a friend that understands you, sees you, and wants you to thrive. Really appreciate working with him! If you enjoy a conversational, relaxed style he is a loving, attentive, present, and generous presence in your life that is helpful, wise, and kind.

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mark has a very low key style of helping you work through the most challenging situations . He genuinely cares and has the experience necessary to help guide you to the resources best suited for your situation.

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Great to work with. Very good listener. Makes me feel very comfortable. I can put my confidence in him.

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Mark is easy to talk with, empathetic and insightful. Mark’s guidance has been very helpful for me.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Very insightful and understanding.

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Mark for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Mark is an incredible listener and support. From our first session I felt understood and supported. What I value the most is that Mark can address my concerns from a Faith lens, and yet provide practical guidance to help me process my concerns. I'm grateful for Mark and his compassion.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd