Mark Morton

Personal Contact Information:

Mobile Phone: (909) 553-7214

Email me: mark@carecounselors.net

My Good Therapy Profile

Mark Morton, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(LMFT 80852)

 

Education:

 

Ph.D. – Marital & Family Therapy

 

Clinical Pastoral Education

(2 Units CPE - Loma Linda University Hospital, Children's Hospital & Behavioral Medical Center)

 

M.S. – Marital & Family Therapy

 

B.A.  – Religion (with Chaplaincy Internship - Lincoln General Hospital - and minor in psychology)

 

Individuals, Couples and Families

 

Gender: All

 

Ethnicity: Any

 

Religious Orientation: Any, Christian (I'm a Christian)

 

Ages: All

Who I Work  With

I Work With . . .

Abandonment

Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues

Academic Concerns

Addictions & Compulsions

Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

Aggression & Violence

Agoraphobia

Anger

Anxiety

Attachment Issues

Batterer Intervention

Bipolar

Blended Family Issues

Body Image

Career Choice

Caregiver Issues / Stress

Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Codependency / Dependency

Communication Problems

Compulsive Spending / Shopping

Control Issues

Creative Blocks

Depression

Dissociation

Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

Domestic Violence

Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Eating & Food Issues

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Overwhelm

Emptiness

Family of Origin Issues

Family Problems

Fear

Forgiveness

Gambling Addiction

Grief, Loss, & Bereavement

Habits

Helplessness / Victimhood

Identity Issues

Inadequacy

Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

Individuation

Infidelity / Affair Recovery

Irritability

Isolation

Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Men's Issues

Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition

Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance

Multicultural Concerns

Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in Children & Teens

Panic

Parenting

Phobias

Physical Abuse

Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma

Pre-Marital Counseling

Prejudice / Discrimination

Relationships & Marriage

Religious Issues

Schizophrenia

Self-Care

Self-Confidence

Self-Criticism

Self-Doubt

Self-Esteem

Self-Harm

Self-Love

Sensitivity to Criticism

Sexual Abuse

Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Shame

Sleep Disorders

Social Anxiety / Phobia

Spirituality

Stress

Suicidal Ideation & Behavior

Suspiciousness / Paranoia

Trust Issues

Values Clarification

Workplace Issues

Worry

Worthlessness

Young Adult Issues

 

About Me . . .

Over the past 15 years that I have been working with individuals, couples, and families, I’ve come to understand that often relatively small adjustments begin to move people in the direction of much more happiness and contentment.  The gap between our expectations of our spouse, our kids, our life and the reality we are living is often exaggerated by crisis events.  When we turn our attention away from the special traits that drew us to fall in love the first time, the magic of the gift of life born within our children, or the providence and grace that has brought us this far in life, we are in danger of missing the miracle that is already at work in our very own experience.

 

Please don’t misunderstand, I don’t deny the problems that prompted you to visit this website.  However, should you choose to work with me, you can expect me to ask you also about what is already working well in your life.

 

 

My Emphasis . . .

In psychotherapy, I turn your attention back to your strengths as a couple, your moments of awe as a parent, your talents and aspirations as an individual.  I turn your attention away from your pathology simply because I have come to understand that what we focus on together will expand.

 

The one constant in everyone’s life is change.  Things change.  This happens naturally.  How we prepare for change makes a big difference in whether we recognize and embrace positive changes when they come and whether we are able to attract them into our lives in the first place.

 

 

 

My Unique Qualifications . . .

Sometimes positive changes come in the form of a significant loss.  I have experienced a number of losses that have become positive turning points in my life.  During college, I had to drop out of school for a time because of illness.  But, my illness was a teacher, and I returned to school more focused and mature.  As aspiring motion picture screenwriter, I lost a contract to the rights to an inspiring true story that was already in development and was blacklisted in Hollywood.  I went to graduate school and got a doctorate.  Now, I work with people daily who’s stories are equally inspiring.  And, I’m using my gifts as a writer to re-write people’s actual lives!

 

My Values as a Therapist . . .

You have a story that you haven’t fully lived yet!  Maybe you don’t have the storyline clearly in your mind, but God sees your story clearly in His.  When I begin work with you to bring your potential more fully into expression, we will focus on you as a whole person:  not only what you’ve done already, but also what you have the potential to do!  Are you living your dreams?  Did you leave anything behind that you’d like to revisit.  Are the hopes you had for your relationships fully realized?  Is your love fully alive?

 

Your future holds a promise.  I’d love to come alongside you to discover it!

 

 

My Treatment Approach for Individuals

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Neurotherapy (with a focus on brain hemisphericity)

My Treatment Approach for

Couples & Families

Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples & Families Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

My Treatment Approach for

Children and Teens exposed to Abuse

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

My Approach for  Working with

Business Groups and Organizations

Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

Please contact us at the following: (909) 890-4466 | office@carecounselors.net

www.care-counselors.org | 1881 Commercenter Drive East, Suite 232, San Bernardino, CA 92408

 

 

Please contact us at the following: (909) 890-4466 | office@carecounselors.net

www.care-counselors.org | 1881 Commercenter Drive East, Suite 232, San Bernardino, CA 92408