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 I find it important to meet people where they are in life. Taking the steps towards healing and change is not easy. Exploring values and identifying barriers gives a path towards the things you may want in life. My favorite question to ask is “What do YOU want?”, followed by my second which is “What are YOU doing to get there?” With those two questions you and I are able to explore the road you are on and make changes that contribute to you obtaining the things that are the most important.

As a therapist I am a believer in utilizing a diverse use of tools to tackle the things in life that are the most difficult. My approach is collaborative, but also challenges you to feel empowered, confident, and willing to face fears that have been difficult. My set of tools includes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Brainspotting,  Reality Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. Utilizing those approaches I integrate creative forms of interventions that are visual, insightful, and assist in seeing things through multiple lenses.

Mark King is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the state of West Virginia. Mark has spent the last 12 years working with children and families in various setting while living in Kentucky and West Virginia. Mark graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a B.S. in History with a minor in Human Services. Mark went on to pursue Graduate School where he graduated with a Master’s in Social Work and Certificate in Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health. During that time, he developed experiences in community mental health, prevention work, and outreach with his involvement with Caritas House, Valley Health Care, Teens as Parenting Program, and Early Head start. In the last 7 years Mark has works as a therapist at Academy Programs and Appalachian Counseling where he continues to provide services related to substance use and other behavioral health issues (anxiety, depression, complex trauma, sexuality and gender identity,  ODD, Conduct Disorder, and grief). Mark is currently working towards his LICSW.

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