Mark completed his M.A. in Counselling Psychology (2019) and his B.A.in Psychology (2015) at the University of British Columbia. His research focused on financial anxiety within non married romantic couples. Prior to his Master’s research, he also spent 5 years investigating stigma surrounding sexual dysfunction, and the mental health impacts experienced by individual’s navigating gender and sexual orientation identity formation, particularly among those on the
Mark specializes in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to adults with anxiety spectrum disorders, with a particular emphasis placed on obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, phobias, and sleep disorders. Included related difficulties include perfectionism and body focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs). Mark’s clinical experience includes 4 years at the CBT Centre as a Behavioural Assistant, in addition to practicums or supervised training at the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre, SFU Health and Counselling Services, UBC Counselling Services, Covenant House, and the Vancouver Crisis Centre. Mark also provided career counselling at the UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers for 2.5 years.
Mark is committed to providing evidence based treatment to support clients in meeting their goals. His objective is to improve quality of life through lasting and meaningful change using a warm,
collaborative, client-centered approach to ensure that treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Mark primarily utilizes CBT in his treatment, but also pulls from Acceptance and
Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).