Provider type: Therapist
Mark Hale II, MSW, LMSW earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Lindenwood University, and Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Mark is working on his licensure in clinical social work. During his studies, Mark was a member of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET) where he received specialized training in integrated behavioral health. Mark was also and a member of the Community Service Transcript Designation program and has completed over 1,100 hours of volunteer work throughout his career. Mark Specializes in working with the unique demands of at-risk individuals of any age, who have unmet behavioral health needs, as well as specialized training working with young adults ages 16 to 25. Mark is experienced in working with the developmentally disabled population, head-start programs, inpatient psychiatric services, and outpatient behavioral health services. Mark is comfortable working with an array of symptoms including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, mood swings, helplessness/hopelessness, negative self-talk, impulsivity, suicidal ideation, self-harm, substance use, and thoughts of relapse. Mark is an advocate for the power of resilience, communication, and connection utilizing techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, meditation, motivational interviewing, thought processing, and strengths-based approaches in therapy, solution focused therapy, and believes every individual has the innate ability to overcome any obstacle life throws their way.