Mark Blockus, LPC Intern, NCC
supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC S, LMFT S
512-481-2722 | mark@IPNBaustin.com
price for services: $120 per 50 minute session
Sliding scale available? yes
LIST OF THERAPIES I PRACTICE:
Complex trauma and dissociation including EMDR protocols
Mindfulness focused; neuroscience informed therapy
Support for grief and loss
Couples therapy using Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and Gottman Method
Work with anxiety and depression
Do not try to save the whole world
or do anything grandiose
Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently,
until the song that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how to give yourself
to this world
so worth the rescue.
How does talking to someone help?
We are wired from birth to hold meaningful relationships with others. Our growth and development as human beings is predicated on the interweaved nature of our brain, our mind, and our relationships with others. At the heart of being human is being relational and this is the foundation of healthy growth or can lead to challenges to our physical, psychological, and relational health.
Language is our means of communication and our bridge to others and helps organize our experience of the world. Talking, in therapy, helps the building of a reparative and positive relationship between the person and therapist. It helps us to bring the unconscious to the surface and moves us to an integration of our sensations, emotions, and thoughts. Talking helps us form a healthy connection to ourselves and to others.
What’s your go to first question for a client and why?
After trying to warmly welcome new clients and reduce any anxiety or tension, I invariably ask “What is it that you would like to get from therapy?” While some people might be unsure beyond some sense of wanting to feel better, it is critical, from the very start that a person begin to recognize that they are the guide to where we go in our work. This also establishes a sense that in our collaborative relationship, the direction of the therapy is focused on achieving outcomes based on the client’s wishes and needs.
What’s best thing you ever learned from one of the people you have worked with?
That, through the human lifespan, we have a capacity to positively grow and change, no matter how hopeless we feel things are or how severely our life circumstances have unfolded. At our heart is an unlimited capacity for resilience love, and compassion.
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