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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
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 , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LPC #S4423 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
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!
Only talked once was VERY helpful. I was hesitant at first but was overwhelmingly impressed/
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!!!!