MS, LPC, NCC
801 Oberlin Rd
Raleigh, NC 27605
300 West Earp St.
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna and TriCare insurances.
Mark received a BA degree in human services at the University of Connecticut. He received his MS degree in Professional Counseling at Central Connecticut State University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and The American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.
Mark says, “I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is the term used for a group of psychological treatments that are based on scientific evidence. These treatments have been proven to be effective in treating many psychological disorders.
Cognitive and behavioral therapies usually are short-term treatments (i.e., often between 6-20 sessions) that focus on teaching clients specific skills. CBT is different from many other therapy approaches by focusing on the ways that a person’s cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another. Because emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are all linked, CBT approaches allow for therapists to intervene at different points in the cycle. I see myself as being in the role of a “coach,” working with individuals, couples, and families to help them accomplish their specific objectives for coming to counseling. One of my primary goals is to help my clients gain insight into how their thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and communication patterns affect themselves and others. Who I am as a person and a therapist is strongly influenced by my Judeo-Christian worldview; however, I respect the dignity and self-determination of each individual and his or her right to choose a more secular approach to counseling if so desired.”
Mark has had post-graduate sex therapy courses through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is working towards certification. He offers help and hope for men who are struggling with pornography and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors. Mark: “My desire is to help men experience a God-honoring life of healthy sexuality.” Finally, Mark has completed the certification training to become a Distance Certified Counselor, (DCC), and will offer counseling anywhere in the world via Skype.
Mark is retired from the United States Air Force and spent 14 years as an owner of a successful medical recruiting firm that his grown sons have taken over. Mark has many years of Christian and life counseling experience. He and his wife have been married for more than 35 years and have raised 3 children. His favorite hobby is spending time with his children and three grandchildren.
Contact Mark at 919-285-1346