Bucks Support Services Team

Bucks Support Services is a safe place to seek out support for a variety of psychological issues.

Located in Barclay Commons in the center of Newtown, PA., and near Peddler's Village in Buckingham, PA, Bucks Support Services is host to Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Bucks Recovery Center and Bucks LGBTQ Center. We treat a wide array of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood/personality disorders, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, among others.

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Those choosing to engage is sessions with Mark are met with respect, empathy, professionalism, evidence-based practices, and genuine care. All staff offices at Bucks Support Services provide safe, confidential and comfortable settings in which clients are free to explore the dynamics that interest them. 

About Mark

I have been practicing within the fields of counseling, education and human services since obtaining my first Master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2002. Obtaining a second Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at La Salle University, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am honored that my path has brought me to Bucks Support Services in both Newtown and Buckingham, PA, where we treat individuals, couples and families impacted by depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, LGBTQI+ topics, trauma processing/PTSD, relational challenges, behavioral disorders and support system disconnection. Drawing from a variety of treatment styles and approaches, I focus on connection and the emotional experience, authenticity, empathic understanding and compassion. My current affiliation with the Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Bucks Recovery Center, and Bucks LGBTQ Center as well as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Psychological Association (APA), the International Psychology Honors Society (PSI CHI) and recognition as a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) further validate how my practice offers clients a professional experience, connection and environment where they can feel safe to explore life's challenging dynamics with freedom and without judgment.

Distress and discomfort (real life!) can be managed in a variety of ways, and through collective influence, as well as trial and error, we develop approaches that range from healthy and helpful to dangerous and destructive. When methods of coping with pain and discomfort interfere in one’s life, they can bring additional psychological, emotional and physical pain, ranging from minor anxiety to experiencing utter despair, impacting not only the individual but also their family/social support systems. I promote meeting and accepting clients where they are, repairing lost connection with supportive parties, allowing for a self-exploration and a sense of empowerment that only this approach can provide.

Working with individuals of all ages as well as couples and families, I balance a history of training and experience in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (one of the most effective treatments for many chronic, recurring, and challenging mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, addiction, personality disorders, OCD, PTSD, trauma and more), Experiential, Commitment and Acceptance modalities to develop and utilize impactful and realistic goals, to provide support throughout the client’s journey, and to process the results of those efforts in real time. 

In addition to my work as a Psychotherapist at Bucks Support Services, I previously served as an Instructor at Central Connecticut State University and Post University, as a Clinician and Program Manager at highly respected and credentialed mental health and addiction treatment facilities, and as the Residential Clinical Director of Detoxification, Intensive Treatment, Partial Hospitalization and Long-Term Joint Commission Accredited Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Programming in both Hartford, CT and here in the Philadelphia region.

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