Mark McClure, LPC
I feel most effective when talking with people about their deepest, most sensitive, parts of themselves which remain hidden and I believe that is because I approach that opportunity with the greatest respect. When I sit down with a person in counseling it is my desire to journey as far as possible into their core self and assist them in gaining insight into their lives. It is such a privilege for me to be trusted with people’s genuine side–the good, the bad, and the ugly. No one has made more mistakes than me in life and because I view myself as a person in constant need of forgiveness and grace I am always compelled to extend that to others and not judge people for their circumstances in life. We ALL have our “stuff” and we ALL need compassion from others as we try to become more aware of ourselves. I always strive to communicate to my clients the love that God has shown me by meeting them where they are at, no matter how far off course they think things are. I use empirically based counseling techniques which are based on the most trusted modalities (CBT, DBT, & Psychodynamic Therapy) and framed in my desire to connect with people at the soul level. I want you to feel as if you can talk about anything without condemnation as we walk through your journey together.
I was raised in southeast Missouri in a small town along the Mississippi River and love being out in the wilderness hunting, fishing, and taking in God’s creation. I have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction in my life, worked through anger/aggression, and my own anxiety issues. My wife and daughters are the most precious things in life to me and I feel blessed to live in this country where so many brave men and women have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. I previously served in the Marine Corps as an infantryman and currently serve in the Army National Guard as a Chaplain–there I provide for the free exercise of religion for all of my soldiers (of all faiths) as well as perform the religious services of those within my own Christian faith group.
- In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, I have overcome the world – Jesus
- Where I come from we don’t shoot horses when they get ornery; we tame ’em. – John Wayne
- I cannot solve your problems sir, only you can – Jeffrey Lebowski.
What are my credentials?
- B.S. Psychology (2010)
- M.S. Professional Counseling (2013)
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon
- M.S. Divinity (2017)
- Ecclesiastically endorsed through Liberty Baptist Fellowship
- Army Chaplain
- Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, OCPD, Dependent, etc.)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Treatment for Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Anger Management
- Christian and Biblical Counseling
- Job Corps Counselor (2014-2016)
- U.S. Army National Guard Chaplain (2015–Current)
- Oregon Tech Mental Health Counselor (2016–2019)
- DHS Child Welfare Therapist (2016–Current)
- Private Practice Therapy (2016–Current)
- To become increasingly proficient in the treatment of personality disorders.
- To produce research and published work on increasing accountability and ethical practice in the counseling profession.
What is my purpose here?
I hope to encourage my clients to thoughtfully consider the information the dialogue we have in therapy; interacting with it in such a way that it inspires practical change in a positive and meaningful way mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I want people to live with purpose, peace, and conviction.
Jolene Cady, MA LPC Registered Intern
I became a counselor when I realized I was the one that everyone always talked to about their problems, and more importantly, I enjoyed helping them. I provide professional counseling in a warm, safe environment. I utilize a variety of approaches, techniques and strategies that are tailored for the treatment of each client’s individual needs and goals. I believe that in order to be healthy people need to be open to growth and development. My practical view of the function of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. I, as counselor, act as the guide or facilitator of this journey. I believe most problems facing people today can be linked back to our beliefs because what we believe is critical, and therefore my counseling philosophy uses a cognitive approach to therapy. This means I help connect behaviors to thoughts and feelings. Once we understand where our thoughts are inaccurate, I believe the problematic behavior will change.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and when I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dogs, photography and traveling.
- B.S. Psychology (2004)
- M.A. Counseling (2013)
- Registered LPC Intern in the State of Oregon
- Christian Counseling
- Grief and loss
- Trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety Disorders
- Treatment for Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Oregon Tech Mental Health Counselor (2017–2019)
- DHS Child Welfare Therapist (2019–Current)
- Private Practice Therapy (2019–Current)
- Western Oregon University Counselor (2012-2014)