Why counseling?

There is nothing more powerful or vital to our emotional well-being as CONNECTION. Humans are hard-wired with a need and craving for it. Maintaining those ties, however, are far more complicated and less instinctive for many of us. When we feel a lack of connection with our partner, our children, our family, our community – or even ourselves – we compensate for that loss with addiction; anger; depression; isolation; anxiety; racing thoughts, and other unhealthy patterns of behavior. These inner conflicts often stem from unresolved trauma or long past issues that were left unsettled. This is where counseling can step in and, with the use of modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, or talk therapy (as examples) help you feel your true emotions to understand the impact of faulty thinking; and mindfulness, to bring your focus to the present.  

Why Mark?

I understand that every individual is unique, which is why I will tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the patient, rather than the other way around. I take the time to understand who you are as a person, as well as: What your short term and long-term goals for counseling are. What process will best serve you on this journey you have entrusted me to guide and walk with you on. My mission is to provide a supportive, caring and safe environment to help you achieve emotional well-being, and to bring balance to your life.  As we work together to address your primary concerns, I hope to empower you with the skills you need to heal from your pain, grow from your struggles, and shed unwanted thoughts and actions.  Once you understand yourself at this deeper level, you can move forward from “stuckness” into liberation and choice. With this self-understanding comes lasting insight, which enables you to more easily find solutions to future problems as they arise.

A little more about me

I’m living the dream

Mark has spent years in multiple areas of counseling: men/fathers, family, depression/anxiety/racing mind reduction, sexual addiction, substance abuse/addiction, grief, anger management, general life counseling, family/friend relationships and more. He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

After spending 18 years in Human Resources and hiring, Mark changed careers to live out his calling. He will bring life experience that will bring you comfort and information to make positive movement with your challenges. Mark can offer Christian services at our clients request. Clients who are not interested in Christian counseling can be accommodated as well. Mark will meet you and your challenges right where you are, and he will link arms with you and begin your journey to a healthier version of yourself.

Mark is a husband to a fantastic wife and a father of three awesome young adults. He lives in sunny Chandler, Arizona and was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and you can often hear him saying “Living the Dream”. 

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Are you ready to make a change in your life?

If you’re ready to heal from your pain and grow from your struggles, I’m you’re homie and I’m ready to listen. I’m ready to help you overcome your current and past pain, find personal answers, and feel safe and heard so you can move forward to where you want to be in your life.


State of Arizona Board Of Behavoral Health Examiners

Licensed Associate Counselor

License Number: LAC-21481, issued October 1st 2022

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Our Therapy

Individual Counseling

If you struggling with anxiety, depression, and a racing mind; need help navigating the masculine journey; desire to overcome an addition; or, need guidence through the process of grief and healing, we create a safe environment for your emotions to be shared. We listen to you and provide you with the skills and resources you need to embarque upon your healing journey.

Our Therapy

Marriage, Family, and Relationship Counseling

Marriage/Family/Relationship counseling is psychotherapy for a married couple, family or established partners that have unresolved problems in the relationship. Typically, these people attend coaching sessions together to discuss specific issues. We will use talk therapy, listening, education on resources and tools, relevant videos and the latest clinical counseling.