Although Mark works with all adults, his primary area of interest and specialty is working with couples. This includes pre-marital counseling, communication difficulties, recovery from infidelity, and parenting after divorce.
Becoming a Marriage & Family Therapist is Mark’s third career. He spent 30 years in TV production for national and international, non-profit organizations. TV clients included World Vision, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile and Food for the Poor, among others. Mark also spent 5 years in financial services helping clients plan for the future. Mark has raised two grown children and now lives with his wife and two dogs in Pasadena, CA.
Mark has the following specialized training.
Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) with Stan Tatkin.
Certification in Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) through Patrick Carnes.
Certification in The Daring Way™, a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
Soon to be certified in EMDR.
Years in Practice: 8
Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Attachment Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2012
Trainer: Andrew Leeds
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2014
Trainer: Laurel Parnell