"Counseling with Mark is valuable because it enables you to explore your past and connect with your maladaptive behavior, helping you to understand why and showing you how to change. The most important thing to me is receiving constant validation, love and support. I always leave feeling better about myself. I like Mark's style because it is very interactive. I am doing a lot of the work but so is he. You don't see the typical nod of the head, pen in hand. What you do see is a concerned and committed man. You sense that you are very important to him. I was impressed by his ability to bring out hidden issues of which I was not aware. He has a skill of getting you to feel different feelings. Problems become clearer and easier to handle." -- Marcia W.
"Mark is a very caring individual who is honestly connected with others' needs for recovery and change. He has the ability to lead a person through difficult issues and bring about a positive direction. I liked the fact that Mark has `been there.' He's not one of those counselors who put on airs of being better than you and he is willing to be vulnerable or transparent enough to share of his own recovery in order to help you with your issues. I was impressed by his ability to know what direction to take the session. He seems to know exactly when to change the direction if what is going on is not producing results." -- Jane P.
"Mark offered me an alternative to the lifestyle that I so desperately wanted to change but could not change on my own. I needed an objective and informed point of view and that is exactly what he gave me. I liked the casual yet professional approach that he takes in his sessions. Mark dispelled the myths of the stern, detached, or heavy-handed counselor that I had become accustomed to. I was impressed by his ability to cut to the issues at the core of a problem. His abilities to identify and treat behavior have amazed me. My life has improved drastically after seeking treatment with Mark." -- John R.