Mark Wardlow

(MA, LPC, CCDP-D)

About Me

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I am a Military Veteran and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, with expertise in depression,stress and anxiety, addictions, and problems related to high profile occupations. My work experience ranges from working both in inpatient and outpatient settings, crisis response, and working with individuals of all-ages and socio-economic backgrounds. As an Executive myself and former member of the military, I have experience working with people who have heavy work-related demands. I have been helping people with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and various other mental health, Substance Use, and emotional challenges for the last several years. I use a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to allow you to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors. My counseling philosophy is based on an acknowledgment of the individual’s background and personal beliefs. My style allows the people I work with to develop their own perspective of problem solving and empowers them to make the changes needed in order to accomplish their goals.

I have worked with children ages 4-21 as well as their families in school, at home and in the community for the last several years. I have experience with both in the emotional/mental health and Substance Use fields and have successfully helped teens and their families navigate difficulties and improve relationships and communication. I have provided guidance and support for families navigating different systems of care that helps the familiar ensure they are getting the most out of available resources. My purpose in all I do, is work to keep the family system functional and feeling whole. I’d be happy to help your teen or family though the challenges they face and overcome them.

I have always thought of relationships as the merging of two separate rivers as they become one. When rivers meet, when is there not turbulence? The “work” it takes to maintain the relationship was never really explained to us, but here we are, and we all could use some help every now and then. Relationships are give and take and sometimes even that sounds easier said than done. All I can say is that I’d love to help!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2016014454 (Expires: 2021-06-01)

Other #5866 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Mark made me feel calmer and he is genuinely trying to help.

Written by D.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mark helped me a lot during the turbulent time of working in healthcare during the 2020 pandemic. His counselling style was very grounded, supportive and pragmatic, focusing on what mattered to me. Confident the skills I gain for the sessions will continue to help in times to come. Genuinely a great bloke.

Written by A.R. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Mark has been absolutely amazing! He's very easy to talk to and he knows what his clients really needed. The sessions were very solution oriented thus it helps deal with the anxiety and stress. He's a really great counselor.

Written by B.R. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Mark is fantastic counselor and was able to rapidly get me to a far better place than I was previously in, during a very difficult spell. I'd highly recommend him.

Written by M.O. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mark has been a good councillor so far. He listens very well, he gives me multiple ways to handle certain situations, he actually wants to help, and cares about what I have to say. His techniques and exercises are very helpful as well. I would definitely recommend.

Written by G.R. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mark is awesome. Best counselor I have ever had.

Written by P.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Mark has laid out a great plan to help me move forward with what I'm trying to accomplish.

Written by M.I. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Mark always responds in a timely manner, and is very easy to talk to

Written by K.E. on Jan 04, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I haven't been working with him but for a couple of sessions, but I'm so thankful. He has already given me multiple tools to work through my concerns in a healthy way, and I'm excited to continue to become a better person with his help. He's very down-to-earth, cares about my day-to-day, and I feel like I can tell him anything.

Written by P. . on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mark has given me tools to manage my anxiety and helped me set boundaries. It has been a game-changing experience.

Written by S.T. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks

Mark has been very helpful a real good listener and offers some very sound advice.

Written by C.H. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He is a great listener of course, he’s patient, open minded, understanding, supportive, thoughtful. He is just a great I don’t think I can stress enough on how good he is I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs help.