I imagine you may be experiencing a number of emotions. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the process of selecting a counselor? Hopeful about the possibility of receiving support and making change? Skeptical about how an online therapist profile can actually give you a sense of a therapist's approach and how you might be able to work with them?
You're not alone.
I can tell you facts about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the States of California, Oregon and Washington. I attended the University of California, Berkeley and received Masters in Social Work (MSW) and Public Health (MPH) and have had over 10 years of experience providing counseling to the medically sick, terminally ill, the bereaved, veterans and many others. I am experienced in and often use Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I use a Humanistic approach that is Solution-Focused. These are techniques and approaches that you can Google to learn more about me but they alone may not tell you if you and I will work well together.
Beyond the technical trainings and skills, here is who I am.
I believe in therapy. I believe the statement that “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. Practicing therapy gives me the opportunity and joy of practicing caring in a professional and skilled way. The therapy outcomes research bears this out: Across all treatment approaches, the most important correlates of positive therapy outcomes are: 1. Therapist characteristics (empathy, warmth, genuineness) 2. Alliance between therapist and client 3. Adoption of new behaviors by client
Contact me if this sounds like a good fit.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LCSW #L5904 (Expires: 2020-03-31)
LICSW #LW60567700 (Expires: 2019-02-27)
LCSW #28753 (Expires: 2020-02-29)
Mark is a very caring and helpful therapist. He checks on me regularly, and he genuinely seems to have my best interests at heart. I'm really glad I got to work with him!
Mark is terrific. His guidance has helped me to more productively grapple with the challenges I face.
Dr. Mark was of great help for my anxiety and depression. He understood my situation very accurately and gave me inputs which were very very specific to my situation, not some generic stuff.
Mark has been an incredible counselor for me. I have paired with more than a handful of counselors on this site, and none have worked out for me, except for Mark. He is the only one that addressed what I said at the level of detail that I am looking for and matches with how I process things. He is very in tune with what I write and what I say and maintains the continuity of our conversation. I do not feel like what I say gets forgotten or doesn't get addressed. Mark thoroughly addresses the topics we discuss and I feel that he is really paying attention and cares. He is very professional and puts the effort and concern behind his work and communication that I feel every counselor should. In addition, he has been so receptive to my communication style, tailoring a perfect mixture of messaging and live sessions. I am so thrilled to finally be working with a counselor that I can really connect with and learn from and feel like I'm really gaining something. I couldn't be happier and I'm looking forward to continue making progress with Mark. Thank you Mark!!