I am a a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADCII), and a Substance Abuse Specialist providing individual and couples therapy through a private practice in Soquel, Ca.
I have provided has provided counseling and psychotherapeutic services for twenty-six years through a variety of roles including, counselor, therapist, clinical supervisor and program manager. I have a specialty in substance use disorders as well as a generalist practice. I also provided services to patients receiving hospice care (11years). I worked with patients in a locked mental health facility (1 year) and have been in private practice for the last 15 years providing services to individuals, couples, and families seeking help for various clinical concerns.
Masters Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca.
Baccalaureate Humanities from New College, San Francisco, Ca.
Graduate of the Certification Program for Addiction Counselors, Bethany University, Scotts Valley, Ca.
License, Certifications & Awards
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California Board of Behavioral Sciences)
CADCII Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (California Association Of Drug and Alcohol Counselors)
ICADC International Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (International Certification & Reciprocity Cosortium)
SAP Certified Substance Abuse Professional (Program Services Association)
Professional Activities and Memberships
Mark has served the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors as a regional liaison, regional president, site coordinator and orals exams commissioner for the certification commission. He currently provides private therapy and counseling for individuals, couples and families in Santa Cruz, Ca area. He also provides substance abuse assessments, and facilitates family alcohol and drug interventions throughout California.