Client Focused Care in a Supportive Environment

Life can be complicated, unfair and seem painful at times.     Feeling worried, sad, stressed out or having challenges in your relationships can be difficult to cope with.    Sometimes feeling unhappy or unsatisfied with life can become unbearable.    In situations where alcohol or drug use is involved issues can get worse quickly.    Or maybe there is something else going on?

 

When faced with challenges that can feel overwhelming counseling can help.    Take the first step by calling 518-321-5592 to schedule an appointment with Mark so you can begin to look at ways to feel better.   You may also email Mark if you have any questions about the process of beginning in counseling.      Mark’s email address is markjgagnon@gmail.com

 

 

Why Consider Counseling?

 

Counseling provides an opportunity to meet with a trained professional to seek solutions to specific problems. Counseling provides a place to be supported and to gain insight on how to tackle life’s challenges.  Counseling usually begins with an intake appointment to better understand the nature of your needs. With a greater understanding of the nature and scope of the problem, the counseling sessions will develop with a plan to address how to alleviate or lessen current concerns.  Counseling is a partnership intended to provide you with support and an increased ability to cope. Sessions typically last for about sixty minutes and can be scheduled at a time that fits best with your schedule. Services are confidential.  

 

Confidentiality

 

Mark considers the confidentiality of your information as critical. Mark adheres to ethical and legal guidelines in safeguarding your information.  Exceptions to confidentiality are reviewed with all clients during the intake process.

 

Emergencies

 

In the event that you experience a medical or other life threatening emergency please dial 911 immediately.  

 

Suicide Prevention

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Mark

 

Mark Gagnon, MSW, LICSW, LADC, ICADC, LCSW-R provides individual, family and couples therapy in Glens Falls, New York.   Mark graduated with honors from Castleton University and the University at Albany.  Mark is both licensed in Vermont as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).  Additionally, Mark is licensed in New York as a Clinical Social Worker with Psychotherapy Privileges (LCSW-R).  Mark is also an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC). 

 

Mark has experience in settings including mental health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, residential treatment centers, colleges and for state government.   Due to his diverse practice experience he is well prepared to help. While Mark treats many areas of concern he specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, depression and LGBTQ needs.  

 

Mark understands that seeking help can be tough and feeling comfortable in therapy is critical.  His approach is collaborative, respectful and non-judgmental.   He is patient, dedicated, trusted, results oriented and empathetic.  

 

Mark has received numerous professional honors including several regional and national professional appointments.  Due to this Mark has repeatedly been recognized as a leader in his field.  Most notably Mark developed a nationally recognized college transitional program for youth leaving the foster care system.   This program has been studied and replicated in other states.   Mark also volunteers time yearly through various professional activities.

 

 

Colleague Quotes

 

"Mark has a remarkable ability to reach people where they are and work with them to achieve the change they want to see."    Bates Childress, BA

 

"I have referred many clients to Mark over the past five years.  He has been my 'go to' clinician for co-occurring disorders."   Annette Loso MSW, ACSW

 

"Mark is a dedicated, caring and trusted professional."   Jennifer Manner MSSA, LICSW, LADC - Vermont Licensed

 

"I have the pleasure of working with Mark.  I enjoy working with him as he is organized, resourceful, and personable. He handles crises in a swift, but calm manner!"  Dr. Melissa Paradee, EdD

 

“I would encourage even anyone in my own family needing counseling to seek Mark out for help."

Ric Dunworth, MSW, LICSW, MSA- Vermont Licensed

 

“Mark Gagnon is a very professional, ethical therapist who always looks out for the best interests of his clients. As a colleague, I feel very comfortable referring any client to Mark because I know that his combination of education, experience, and caring personality will provide the best possible treatment. I recommend Mark regularly because I appreciate the valuable service he provides.”    William Kelley, Ph.D., LCMHC - Vermont Licensed

 

 

Resources

 

Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.aa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org/

Half of Us http://www.halfofus.com/

 

 

Updates

Mark now provides the availability of online web based counseling services. 

What’s EMDR?   Mark has begin offering EMDR therapy to clients.   EMDR has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for a variety of concerns.  You can learn more about EMDR by visiting http://www.emdria.org/?page=emdr_therapy

 

Ask about walk talk therapy.  The act of movement in session.

 

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