A MUSICAL GIFT TO TAKE WITH YOU
This mix is comprised of songs which have been meaningful to clients over the years, along with many of my personal favorites. You can pop out this player and take it with you as you continue working on your computer.
You’ve found the website for Mark A Pletcher, MA, LCPC, PC, a therapist who is committed to learning and to exploring the best that life has to offer. I have been following my passion for helping others through solid, innovative, and effective clinical practice since 1994, and have been curious about life’s questions long before that. I’ve helped people with a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the following:
Emotional difficulties are a normal part of life. Life transitions bring stress; depression or anxiety can arise out of the blue; relationships can become more painful than enjoyable. These things happen for all of us. Just as you seek medical attention for physical problems, it makes sense to seek psychological support for emotional challenges. It is a sign of strength to seek professional counseling.
A good therapist will create a nurturing, safe relationship with his or her client. Through this relationship, a person can then more clearly identify problems and strengths, modify troublesome patterns, and take action to create the life he or she desires.
I’m primarily a trauma therapist and a communications therapist, and I see most issues and struggles as a combination of these two areas. I know that the small and large traumas and difficulties we experience impact our daily lives in a multitude of ways, internally and externally. Internally, they impact how we feel in relationship to circumstances and to ourselves, they impact how we interpret situations and comments, and they influence our ability to see possibilities and options. Externally, they also affect our ability to communicate with our loved ones and our acquaintances, the words we choose when we talk to them and to ourselves, and our ability to identify, manage, and express our thoughts and feelings in relationships. I’ve done a lot of deep work with clients over the years, and have walked with a lot of people as they have changed their lives. You can read some of these testimonials here.
I use a variety of theories and techniques in therapy, and I believe that no one way works for every client. I work from a base of interpersonal theory (that direct relationship creates a corrective emotional experience), cognitive behavioral therapy (that what we think and the stories we tell ourselves impact our choices and experiences), and internal family systems theory (that we are able to work with the different parts of ourselves to create a more cohesive whole).
Sometimes, however, talk therapy isn’t enough. As an experienced therapist, I’ve learned that people sometimes need more. Consequently, I provide both EEG Biofeedback (also referred to as neurofeedback), and EMDR. More information can be found regarding these treatments here.
I work with a network of psychiatrists as well, in case a client desires a medication evaluation or medication maintenance.
I also serve an an executive coach for a variety of business professionals. We work on such areas as personal performance, group dynamics, office relations, assertiveness training, time management, career transitions, and various other corporate concerns.
Many of my clients over the years have been recommended by other satisfied clients.
So, please enjoy the music as you explore the website. And please feel free to email or call with any questions that aren’t answered here.