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Mark, Pilger, MA, LMHC, NCC

About

I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, adolescents, and couples. In the framework of authentic therapeutic dialogue and connection, I honor the strengths and uniqueness of each client in the context of their life experience and work to support them in creating the change they seek. My approach is client centered and eclectic, maintaining flexibility to best meet the needs of each client and their particular situation. My practice is informed by humanistic, mindfulness, Gestalt, and attachment perspectives among others. I generally believe that working on multiple levels can be most effective – identifying, learning, and employing strategies for relief and stabilization of pressing concerns, while also engaging in deeper, longer term work around core issues. Some of my areas of interest include supporting actualization of personal growth and development, greater connection in relationships, and healing of past hurts and oppressions, as well as helping couples to improve their communication, process, and connection. I am proud to be trained and competent in multicultural counseling and welcome individuals of all age, ability, development, ethnicity, race, religion and spirituality, gender, and sexual orientation.

Experience & Education

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #LH60822765) in Washington State.

Board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Master of Art’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle, School of Applied Psychology, (CACREP accredited).

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Washington.

Currently in my 3rd year of training with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA) (gatla.org).

Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) Certification – evidence-based treatment modality for depression, anxiety, substance use, and PTSD/trauma.

Owner of Sunbreak Psychological Services, PLLC – private practice in Edmonds, Washington.

Currently embarking on doctoral studies with Antioch University Seattle’s Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with focus on advanced counseling, counselor supervision, counselor education, research, and leadership and advocacy in the profession.

Location

West Lake Union, Cabrini Medical Tower

INSURANCE

I am a preferred provider with Premera. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Must Cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $85 fee.