Markus is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado (LPC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida (LMHC) specializing in mood disorders, stress management for high-octane perfectionists, grief, identity exploration (incl. career and life purpose), gender concerns and phase-of-life difficulties.
With 10+ years' experience in helping professions, Markus has devoted his efforts to finding the best methods to help his clients become mentally well and stress-hardy. He has aided his clients to move beyond Depression, Addiction, Anxiety Disorders and Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress, Grief and Loss of loved ones, and has employed progressive strategies including Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Guided Meditation. Markus has spent extensive time in 21 countries on the quest for collective human traits and certain attitudes which fuel personal acceptance and growth. He has entered the towering cathedrals in Europe, practiced samurai swordsmanship with locals on Mt. Fuji, experienced the ancient monuments and staggering artistry of Rome and Florence, chanted in orange-robes with Buddhist monks in the foothills of Yunnan, China, and been invited to sit with small island Hindu villagers for some of their private family ceremonies.
In the Mental Health community, Markus has spoken on a number of topics related to including mental fitness and emotional exploration, acceptance and finding personal purpose, the physiological benefits of meditation, multicultural expectations in psychotherapy, the recovery patterns of addiction, assertiveness versus the aggressions of passivity, guided meditation, depression and intrusive thoughts, the hierarchy of human needs revisited, among others.
Markus is a dynamic, humane and straightforward practitioner who cares, above all else, about the direction and safety of his clientele. He promotes solution-focused and long-term methods as needed. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Working from Humanistic-Existential and Cognitive-Behavioral methods, Markus integrates complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, understanding, direction, and a lot of listening, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieve.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - University of North Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology, Professional Education - University of North Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) - MH15729
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - LPC.0015041
St. Augustine's Best Counselor: The St. Augustine Record, 2012
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #MH15729 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LPC #LPC.0015041 (Expires: 2019-08-31)
Markus has been a great help to me. He is very detail-oriented and focuses on what your needs are and has helped find solutions to difficult dilemmas. I never thought I would make headway with a certain area in my life, but I have found there is s way to get through most anything when you have the tools and the right state of mind! Thank you so much Markus!
He’s challenging me when its most needed. I tend to over-analyze certain aspects of my life, and whenever I talk to Markus, he will have me question those thoughts and to see things in perspective. Thank you Markus!
Markus is a wonderfully informed, patient, kind, educated counselor and I couldn't ask for a better or more convenient way to privately seek guidance with him as I go through a rough patch in life. Markus has changed the game for me, in only three sessions so far. Five stars.
The process we have undertaken is proceeding well and I am very pleased to have taken this choice. Markus is supportive and challenging.
I am blessed to have found your service when I was so much in the downs.
Markus not only made me feel comfortable in my vulnerability but encourage me/challenged me to think deeper into what I thought I knew of myself. Overall, talking to Markus has been like talking to a friend, no judgement, and no pressure.
Markus is very professional, though even when I write that I think of someone being good at their job but that is all they are focused on, but that is not at all when I mean when I say it about Markus. He is very friendly and makes you feel so comfortable.
At the beginning I was so nervous about my sessions with him and worried about them on the day. I have now finished my fourth session with him and I felt totally comfortable talking to him about what had happened in my week. He finds the perfect balance of encouraging you to talk, and take the first step, without it ever feeling like he's pushing you to talk.
It seems as though he really recognises what kind of person you are but not just to understand and help you but also to adjust himself, saying jokes, how he presents himself, and it helps you to feel at ease with him, allowing you to open up more.
I am very happy I am able to have him as my counsellor and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly face to help them with whatever they might be going through.
Markus is very intelligent and understanding. He was with me through my dark times. He likes to call it exploratory. We made a good team together and resolved a lot of things. I transformed into this amazing person with help from him.