Mark Chrisinger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Mark earned his bachelor or arts degree in music from Vermont’s Johnson State College in 2010. After this he spent his time working as a manual laborer, practicing mindfulness, writing music, and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In 2017 he transitioned to the mental health field, working as a community skills worker and then case manager for children with mental health needs in the foster care system. In 2018, he moved to NC to study counseling at Wake Forest University, receiving his masters of arts in clinical mental health counseling in 2020. He completed his internship and associate-level hours at the Mood Treatment Center in Winston-Salem, NC, where he worked with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health disorders and issues. He is certified in the Safe and Sound Protocol, which he offers to clients who are experiencing difficulty with emotion regulation, attention deficits, sensory sensitivities, or difficulty with social relationships. He has also been trained in brainspotting, a therapeutic intervention designed to treat trauma but which can be used on a range of issues.
Mark’s theoretical approach to therapy is heavily influenced by person-centered theory, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness practice, and polyvagal theory. Mark believes that therapy is most effective as a collaborative endeavor between client and therapist that is focused on developing awareness, insight, and new behaviors that promote physical and mental wellness.