Mark Starczynski, MBA, M.A., LPC, NCC
Mark is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. He holds an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with high honors and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management with high honors. Mark also holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mark has several years of clinical experience working in an intensive outpatient setting for substance use disorders, which shaped his belief that the counseling relationship should provide a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment for people to experience positive change, healing, and growth. Mark takes time to understand the various issues surrounding his clients' presenting problems, and he helps them find holistic solutions that encompass many different perspectives, including their relationship with God.
Mark enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, ages 12 through adulthood. A specialty area for Mark is working with men and women who find themselves struggling with addictive behaviors that keep them from reaching their full potential. Other clinical interests include anxiety, depression, life transitions, men's issues, and marital issues.
At home, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and their son. He also enjoys running, reading, exploring the forest preserves of Lake County, and connecting with friends over coffee and good food. Mark is a member of the American Counseling Association.