“Mark is warm, empathetic and insightful. He has a personable demeanor and makes people around him comfortable. As a health care provider, I’m always looking for good therapist to refer people to and Mark is always my top choice for couples therapy. He is a truly gifted counselor and clients have been very happy with him.”
– N.K. in Palo Alto

Growing up, I struggled with low self-esteem, fitting in and the pain of my parents’ divorce. My anger and confusion came out in a lot of different ways—most of them unhealthy. As an adult, I felt stuck in a film and television career that never seemed right for me and often left me hopeless and depressed. Meanwhile, I was flailing in the dating world, which only added to my anxiety.

Something was missing. I traveled in difficult times, nourishing myself with new sights and surroundings. Wandering among strangers in faraway places, I reconnected with the feelings of curiosity, courage and awe that I lacked, and rediscovered the perspective I had lost. A journey back to center had begun.

Today, I’m much more aware of problems before they happen and quicker at catching them when they do. I’m a husband and a father now, so having more structure in my life helps, but I’m also communicating better, taking more risks, being more vulnerable and sticking to my goals. I still face moments where I worry I’m not good enough, but I’m able to overcome them quickly and get back on track.

I’m proud to live and work in Willow Glen, where I feel part of a very real community and can help serve my friends and neighbors. When not practicing therapy, I advocate for our community as a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist’s Grassroots Advocacy Team. In my spare time, I enjoy feeding my inner hippie lots of yoga and Burning Man, as well as chasing my toddler around for fun and exercise.

913 Willow St. Suite 103
San Jose, CA 95125
(424) 291-2898

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