Hello and congratulations for researching counseling as a possibility for you or someone for whom you care. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with men, women and male teenagers (12 and older) who seek to improve their happiness and resolve difficulties in their lives. I treat clients with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, anger control issues, school and career/work-related issues, interpersonal conflicts, conflict resolution and behavioral issues. Using a collaborative approach, I help clients raise insight into their issues, develop new communication skills, learn the use of validation and empathy statements and teach emotional and behavioral regulation techniques.
I also work with parenting issues and behavior modification techniques to assist parents in bringing about positive change for their families. Screen addiction and behavioral issues with adolescents is also a service I provide. This is largely done working with parents to re-empower themselves to increase structure and discipline while simultaneously strengthening their emotional bond with their child.
I offer individual therapy for adults and family therapy to help parents with their teenagers. I do not offer couples therapy as a service.
Entering therapy can be challenging, including social stigmas that portray counseling as a sign of “weakness” or being non-masculine. Many men and women who find the strength to look at themselves in counseling are actually insightful, courageous and resilient. By respecting an individual's background and belief system, I find success working with people who are apprehensive about counseling.
Clients appreciate my sense of humor and supportive manner while guiding them toward their own resolutions. Taking both a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, I work from the philosophy that many answers lie within ourselves.
Tom Mark, MA, LCMHC graduated from the University of New Hampshire and attended Antioch New England Graduate School where he earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Prior to joining Capital Valley, he worked in residential treatment, community mental health and a hospital setting, treating a variety of major mental health issues.
Tom’s office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Insurance plans accepted: Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Minuteman, Tufts and Self-pay.