Bonnie  Mark

Bonnie Mark

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Not accepting new clients in Wayland practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Not accepting new clients in California online practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • College mental health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • LGBQI & Sexuality Issues
  • Spirituality/spiritual crisis
  • Polyamorous, monogamous, or platonic relationships

Professional statement

Bonnie Mark is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Rhode Island. She sees clients navigating depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, life transitions, relationships, and creative processes. Bonnie specializes in treating trauma and offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions to aid clients in unblocking memories that get stuck in the nervous system, leading to more rapid trauma recovery. The majority of Bonnie’s clients are adults, emerging adults, and couples. In addition to her clinical work, Bonnie is passionate about social justice, including a background providing community mental healthcare to marginalized communities.

As a holistic and integrative practitioner, Bonnie draws from a variety approaches, including narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, imaginal therapy, and mindfulness. She considers her style strengths-based, collaborative, and oriented towards her clients’ hopes for themselves. She creates a warm, curious, and compassionate space for clients to build upon their own neurobiological capacity for resilience and growth

In addition to her work with individuals, Bonnie also works with families and couples. She completed a two-year training in inner-analytic couples and sex therapy and remains passionate about helping partners build intimacy while acknowledging individual differences and attachment styles.

Bonnie completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Outside of her private practice, Bonnie has worked as a family and trauma specialist in a treatment center setting. She has also facilitated trauma-informed anger and substance abuse groups with adults and teens, with a focus on challenging systems of oppression, cultivating resilience, and strengthening community.


Message to clients

Witnessing transformation in people who learn to mine their own hard-earned wisdom enriches what is, for me, a deeply hopeful process. As a parent, I have a deep appreciation for the expansive, innate creativity of children who know their needs and communicate most purposefully when they’re not being met. As adults, we hold all of who we ever were inside us. This innate creative resource often lays dormant, but can be consciously stirred through therapy to serve the process of continued growth.
I believe, as C. G. Jung described best, that we carry the world in microcosm and that attending to soul, while serving individual concerns, also ripples beyond them into the larger community.


Specialties

Trauma - Rebalancing the nervous system after experiences of threat, violence, or overwhelm resulting in symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, creativity blocks, and relationship difficulties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Parenting - Helping parents address challenges and implement strategies to addresses challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

LGBQI & Sexuality Issues - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Spirituality/spiritual crisis - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Polyamorous, monogamous, or platonic relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationship; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • EMDR therapy: $175 (90min)

Therapist's note

Bonnie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Wayland practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 217

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

California online practice
Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Resilience Treatment Center, Trauma Specialist, 2016 - 2018

EMDR Practitioner Certified

Trauma & Community Resilience Model Practitioner/Trainer (CRM)

Couples & Sex Therapist Certified (American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists)

Southern California Counseling Center, Supervisor, 2018

Southern California Counseling Center, Outreach Therapist, 2008 - 2014

Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Individual/Group Therapist, 2015 - 2018

C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Training Intern 2014 - 2015

Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA Counseling Psychology, 2008 - 2011

Writer/Producer, 1994 - 2009

New York University, BFA, 1985


Languages

  • English

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