Clinicians

Location

  • Bothell / Canyon Park

Specialties

Self-Esteem, Relationship & Family Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress & Trauma, Complex & Acute Disorders

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Mark Pilger, MA, LMHC, NCC

About

I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, adolescents, and couples. In the framework of authentic therapeutic dialogue and connection, I honor the strengths and uniqueness of each client in the context of their life experience, and work to support them in creating the change they seek. My approach is client centered and flexible to best meet the needs of each client and their particular situation while being largely informed by an integration of Gestalt and mindfulness, as well as humanistic and attachment perspectives. I generally believe that working on multiple levels can be most effective – identifying, learning, and employing strategies for relief and stabilization of pressing concerns, while also engaging in deeper, longer term work around core issues. Some of my areas of interest include supporting actualization of personal growth and development, greater connection in relationships, and healing of past hurts and oppressions, as well as helping couples to improve their communication, process, and connection. I am proud to be trained and competent in multicultural counseling and welcome individuals of all age (16+), ability, development, ethnicity, race, religion and spirituality, gender, and sexuality. I also provide supervision and consultation services to counseling professionals.

Gender Pronouns: he/him/his

Education & Experience

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #LH60822765) in Washington State.
  • Board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
  • Professional memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ).
  • PH.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (CES), in progress, Antioch University Seattle, School of Applied Psychology, (CACREP accredited) – currently in my 2nd year of doctoral studies with focus on advanced counseling, counselor supervision, counselor education, research, and leadership and advocacy in the profession.
  • Master of Art’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle, School of Applied Psychology, (CACREP accredited).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Washington.
  • 4 years and ongoing training with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA) (gatla.org).
  • Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) Certification – evidence-based treatment modality for depression, anxiety, substance use, and PTSD/trauma.
  • Owner of Sunbreak Psychological Services, PLLC – private practice in Edmonds, Washington.

Insurance

I am  a preferred provider with Premera, Regence, United Behavioral Health, First Choice, Optum, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente (KFHP), and Cigna. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance.

Cancellation Policy

Must Cancel 48 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.