Individuals & Couples Counseling

San Diego

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy to improve relationships with yourself and others.

Couples Therapy

Specialized Couples Therapy using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).

Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling to set a solid marital foundation using Prepare/Enrich and EFT.

Religious Disorientation Counseling

Specialized therapy helping people heal from religious trauma or simply work through crisis of faith concerns.

Discernment Counseling

Specialized counseling helping couples discern the future of their relationship and whether to get divorced or continue to marriage counseling.

Online Therapy

Telehealth is just like an in-person session with a therapist, only over phone or video conferencing.

Hello! I’m Mark

Are you looking for a compassionate and transformational approach to individual or couple counseling that incorporates cutting-edge research? You have come to the right place. Do you feel lost, stuck, anxious, depressed, disconnected, and a little hopeless? Let me come alongside you during this difficult time. As a university professor teaching counseling, best-selling author, researcher, workshop facilitator, and a skilled therapist, I am passionate about what I do and would love to work with you!

My Approach

I offer a direct, compassionate, holistic, integrative, neuroscience informed, and experiential approach that seeks to engage the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. I believe as you experience an authentic, empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment to explore your goals and objectives you will move towards your innate tendency towards wholeness.

I don’t want you in therapy forever. I want you to reach your goals, get the heck out of therapy, and live your life
to the fullest. You don’t have to struggle alone. I would
love to journey with you on the road to recovery, healing, and transformation.

Frequently Asked Questions


The standard 50-minute session is $185. I also offer longer sessions when appropriate. I have many couples who attend 80-minute sessions. I also offer intensives, which can be 3 hrs or more. Teletherapy (online counseling) is also $165 a session. There are discounted teletherapy slots for non-primetime hours. Contact me for more details.


Availability may change slightly from week to week and varies depending on my schedule. Typically, I have day and nighttime slots. I also work Saturdays.


All sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis, and sessions outside of typical work hours (evenings and weekends) do tend to fill up quickly. That being said, I do like to keep the same day and time for continuity sake.


Telehealth is any type of session or contact that occurs through the use of technology (ie: phone, text, video, etc.) This has been something that has become more popular over the last few years, but we all became much more dependent on these alternatives to in-person sessions during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

What is The Process to Do Online Counseling?

I would receive your email address and full name. Then, I will plug you into Simple Practice, which is where you will find the paperwork to fill out and where you include the billing information, such as your credit card. Then, we will find a time that works for the both of us. When we decided on a day and time, I will send you a Zoom link. Then, click the link when it is time for our session and we are off to a great start. Please find a quiet space, excellent internet connection, and I find noise cancelling headphones work great. 


Insurance is accepted as an Out-of-Network Provider: What Does This Mean?

I do not take insurance or call your insurance company. If you choose to use your insurance, all fees are paid upfront and then you are reimbursed by your insurance carrier. Depending upon the carrier, reimbursements are usually received between 2-3 weeks after submission.

Clients pay me for services at each session. If requested, my bookkeeping service will send you a superbill via email for each session.

To determine if your insurance will cover your counseling:

  1. Look up the information in your insurance benefits manual/website.
  2. Call the company directly to ask them. The phone number will be on your insurance card, usually on the back.

Credit is the most common form of payment. If you do want to pay with cash, please bring exact change.

“Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”

Fred Rogers

“Being the “best you can be” is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another. Splendid isolation is for planets, not people.”

Sue Johnson

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.”

David Richo

Contact Me

I would love to work with you.

Send me a message by filling out the form below

and I will get back to you shortly.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


3333 Camino Del Rio S., #215, San Diego Ca, 92129