Advanced Counseling Solutions

We are in it with you…. Whatever it takes! 

Whatever you need, whatever it takes, we are here to help!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our website. We would love the opportunity to assist you in improving your mental health and wellness. We provide face-to-face, phone, and video counseling to individuals and couples to address a variety of mental and emotional concerns. We are trained in numerous interventions, which include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, existential approaches, and rational-emotive behavioral therapy. We work with individuals ages 13 and older who reside in Missouri and Arizona. We welcome individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious affiliations or worldviews.  

If you need help, don’t wait. Contact us today! 

Depression & Anxiety




Depression & anxiety disorders are the most common disorders experienced by the population as a whole. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population will experience major depressive disorder at some point in their lifetime. These are not personality flaws. With counseling treatment, you can recover your motivation, perspective, and work toward finding contentment.

Relationships



Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both parties and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.



        Stress



Stress is a key indicator in the development of a mental disorder. Getting help early allows individuals the ability to learn to cope with every-day (and not-so-every-day) life stressors as they appear. I have a special affinity in assisting individuals through the use of evidenced-based counseling tp reduce their overall stress level in order to help them live their most fulfilling life.

         Grief


Any change is a grief process. Sometimes, we need more than just time to allow ourselves to process life changes. Working with a licensed counselor through online mental health therapy can assist you in moving through your grieving process by reinvesting in your new reality.

Substance Use / Addiction

Addiction is a disease that disrupts daily functioning and can rob individuals of connection. Through counseling, we work with individuals struggling with addiction on building connections and increasing alternative coping mechanisms. 

Trauma / PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also a serious and highly treatable condition. It crosses all boundaries of race, ethnicity, social class, and educational level. PTSD can happen as a result of suffering a trauma at some point in life (ex: adult/childhood abuse, accident, military experience, etc.). 

Our therapeutic approach / experience

At Advanced Counseling Solutions, we provide a non-judgmental and welcoming environment. We are passionate about assisting our clients in becoming the best version of themselves, according to their own moral compass. We strongly believe in providing services to all, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious orientation. Our therapists have worked in a wide variety of settings and with various populations. Each clinician has worked with numerous presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma-informed care, life stress, grief, and more. Each therapist is skilled in addressing numerous concerns while being able to draw from a variety of evidenced-based, quality techniques.

What Our clients Have to Say

--After counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes Mark is a great listener who has helped me to interrupt and challenge my spirals of negative thoughts and anxiety. He practices a solutions-focused approach that I find very calming and practical. Working with Mark has been invaluable to me during this high-stakes and uncertain time. I look forward to practicing the strategies he has taught me in my everyday life.
C.A.
Jan 11, 2022
--After counseling with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem I wasn't sure what to expect from counselling as I've never had any before, but I am very happy to say that it has been a revelation. Mark's approach and style clicked with me very early on, and I found it very easy to work with him and to utilise the advice and tools he gave me. It helps that he's very approachable and easy going, and was able to relate to the situations and scenarios that I was seeking help with. I've found the experience very liberating, and it has made a significant difference to me. I feel like I now have tools and a new outlook that will stay with me for life. I'm very grateful for his help. I'd highly recommend Mark.
E.D.
Mar 01, 2022
--After counseling with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue Mark is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a positive, solutions-oriented approach to counseling both for personal development and for relationships. He has helped me enormously in providing me with tools to face situations with greater clarity, confidence, and calm. My relationships are greatly improved. Mark has been a real godsend!
R.I.
Apr 23, 2022