Mark is an experienced individual and family counsellor who specializes in working with youth and young adults coping with social and emotional challenges, mental health and/or substance use concerns. He takes a client-centred approach and believes the counselling relationship is a unique partnership that needs to build on the client’s intrinsic strengths. This process leads clients to experience empowerment, build resilience and learn to take control of their own lives.
Mark has worked as a Prevention Educator and Therapist for the past 13 years with Vancouver Coastal Health on various mental health and substance abuse teams. He has his Masters in Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with both the BC College of Social Workers and BC Association of Social Workers. Mark’s strength is building rapport with individuals of all ages, identities and life situations. He takes a non-judgmental and empathetic approach in getting to know his clients.
Mark’s understanding of present-day trends around anxiety and depression, substance use, social media, peer relationships, self harm, and family conflict allow him to support youth (and their families) by truly meeting them where they are.
Mark has expertise in working with youth 13 years of age and older, families, and individuals.