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10440 N Central Expressway, Suite 800
Dallas, Texas 75231
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Bio and Practice Fact Sheet

 
Mark Vardell
MA, LPC, LMFT, LCDC
Counseling and Psychotherapy

Private Practice providing Individual, Couples and Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. Additional services include consultation, lectures, workshops and training.
“I believe in one’s uniqueness. It is this uniqueness that defines one’s purpose and growth. The focus of my work often involves supporting the courage to understand and alleviating the fears which hinder us all.”
 

EDUCATION:

1981
Master of Arts in Behavioral Science; University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Houston, Texas.
1979
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.

 LICENSURE:

Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

AFFILIATIONS:

Professional Member of the American Counseling Association.  Divison Member of Multural Cultural Counseling and Division Member or Counselors For Social Justice.

Past Affiliations:

Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT); Member of the Texas Association for Addiction Professional Association (TAAPA); Member of the Dallas Group Psychotherapy Association (DGPA)

Current and Recent Positions:

1992-Present
Psychotherapist in Private Practice.  Counseling, Consultation and Training.  Dallas, Texas

2012-Present
Assistant Professor at West Coast University. G.E. Dept - Psychology Dallas, Texas

2007-2013
Adjunct Professor at Parker University, DC Program College of Chiropractic. Psychology Courses.  Dallas, Texas.

Recent Professional and Community Activities/Organizations

2012-2014.  Dallas Faces Race National Conference.  Partner Attendee. November, 2014.  Race Forward- Racial Justice Leadership Institute Training Seminars. Dallas, Texas (2013-14).

2013.  Creative Change Institute Retreat (Social and Racial Justice)  Opportunity Agenda.  Sundance UT.  November 2013

Workshops and Training Provided:

Provided Professional and Community workshops on Cultural Competency, Asian American Studies, Race and Social Justice, Counselors Professional Development, Marital Communication, Domestic Violence Prevention Training.

Past Community Activities:

2002 American Red Cross. Call Center Volunteer. Post 9/11. Dallas, Texas.Therapist.

1998-2001 Board Member of the Texoma Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  Sherman, Texas.

1998-2000 Volunteer Therapist. Pro bono Services for Center for Survivors of Torture. Dallas, Texas

1994-1999: Sponsor and committe member of the Cultural Diversity Committee/Texoma Council of Governments.  Annual Diversity Training and Conferences.  Sherman, Texas.

1996. Leadership Sherman graduate/Sherman Chamber of Commerce. Sherman, Texas.

EXPERIENCE:

30 combined years of experience in education and providing direct counseling and psychotherapy. 13 years of teaching psychology, counseling skills and techniques at college and graduate level. Community adult and adolescent counseling centers, hospital programs for adolescent and adult, domestic violence counseling centers, special education center; was a contracted and approved counseling provider for Juvenile and Adult Probation Departments; am a referral source for variety of community and social service agencies; and am an approved independent provider for several managed healthcare systems and employee assistance programs including MCC, VBH, USBH, UBH, Cigna PPO, MBH, Metrahealth, Anthem Health, Blue Choice, PacificCare EAP and Performance Plus.

SPECIALITIES AND INTERESTS:

Focus on adult work: depressive reactions, adjustment difficulties in mid and late adulthood, personality issues causing difficulties in occupational and personal functioning, anger related marital difficulties including jealousy and infidelity issues and race and multicultural with a special interest in Asian American issues.

TREATMENT ORIENTATION:

Eclectic approach with a preference toward an individual, directive and interpretative style, includes use of short term/focused therapy as well as psychodynamic oriented approaches. Prefer moderate term treatment duration although brief assessment and intervention are provided when dictated by a client's goals and circumstances.

FEES:

Self-Pay, Insurance reimbursement, sliding scale and exceptions considered for financial hardship. (Several indemnity and managed care insurance plans).  Consultation and Training Fees based on total event and/or hourly basis.  Separate or discounted rate for non-profit and/or special needs groups.


Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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