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Mark Olexa, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

My therapy experience is working with life concerns regarding personal growth, spiritual growth, relationships, emotions, behaviors, mood swings, addictions or life controlling issues.
My therapy style is a blend of motivational counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy depending on the needs of the client. Techniques include individual counseling (talk therapy), substance use disorder recovery planning and relapse prevention skills, facilitation of decision-making and goal setting. In addition, homework exercises maybe given as needed. If there are any significant legal, financial, medical or other areas outside of my expertise, I will refer you to the appropriate independent professional.

Professional experience

38yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues

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

License information

MI LMSW 6801046560


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mark Olexa. 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 is an excellent, experienced counselor. I really appreciated his assessments and tools for getting us on the right track right away. He has a lot of resources for you to have and use. I appreciated his flexibility in his approach, depending on my needs. He is gentle, kind and empathetic - but able to get to the point and help you focus on what will help you move forward. Highly recommend!

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mark is an excellent, professional, dedicated, and encouraging therapist.

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Hard on the issue, soft on the person. What more can you really ask for? Even though I struggle to open up to everyone else around me, Mark makes it easy for me to speak openly.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

Mark Olexa was very supportive and helped me through one of the most difficult period of grief I have ever experienced. He walked me through this valley with grace and helped me to recognize my own strengths and resilience. He encouraged me to use coping strategies and to use my resources. He was very helpful and I appreciate his support.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Mark listens and has very constructive input. I recommend him strongly.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management