Marc Hardy

(LCMHCS, NCC)

About Me

I earned my Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education in 1992 from North Carolina State University. I hold a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS) license #S4423, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) license #4423, National Certified Counselor (NCC) Certificate #76069, and School Counselor license. I have been working with children (ages 3-12), adolescents (ages 13-20), and their families (adults) for over 28 years. Through working with families, couples and children as a school counselor and therapist, I believe strongly in the encouragement of client’s strengths, and in making a plan for action, then following through with that plan to success. Like Rogerian theorists, I believe people strive to be congruent and to be fully functioning. People want to be the person they want to be. Like choice theorists such as Glasser, I believe the only person whose behavior we can control is our own. Like cognitive behavioral theorists, I believe people are capable of becoming aware of their own thoughts and of changing those “irrational” beliefs and thoughts which will subsequently change behavior. I have found that I prefer a person-centered approach, though I will still use goals, contracts and homework when appropriate. I believe that people also are searching for a purpose in life, and that there are numerous, valid ways that counselors can help them strive for that purpose. I mainly utilize therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g. Ellis’s ABC model, thought journaling, cognitive restructuring, etc.) but I also use techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #S4423 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.. on Dec 27, 2020 after counseling with Marc for 1 month

He is really supportive! And for the first time ever I feel heard and I don’t feel judged. He helped me understand the emotions I was feeling and taught me how to deal with them. I’ve had a really good experience with him! It will not be forgotten!

Written by S.H. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Marc for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Only talked once was VERY helpful. I was hesitant at first but was overwhelmingly impressed/

Written by B.R. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Marc for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Im in the beginning stages of my treatment with Marc, but I have sought out treatment for many years with other therapists. Marc is the ONLY therapist Ive had that listens and understands how/why I may feel a certain way and then challenges those thoughts or feelings to enable growth and then offers his support and guidance through the situation. Hes amazing!!!!