Mark Michael Muse
He/Him/HisLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Mark Muse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who frequently works with those who have experienced trauma, including complex trauma. Many of Mark’s clients face difficulties with trauma symptoms, which include flashbacks, severe depressive episodes, and heightened anxiety. They might find it challenging to get through their everyday routine without feeling intense emotional experiences or reliance on distractions like drugs or alcohol, which can have a negative impact on their work or their relationships. This leads them to seek the professional help of a therapist, as they would like to gain control over their lives back from their trauma.
Mark has a certification in a trauma-informed therapy modality called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. During EMDR, clients can reduce the negative effects that trauma can have on their bodies and on their minds. Mark provides empathetic and kind support as clients work through their trauma symptoms, finding ways to make their lives more comfortable. Mark also practices Internal Family Systems therapy, which encourages individuals to see their emotions and reactions as stemming from different parts of the self. Mark gently prompts clients to better understand their different parts so they can find a sense of self-compassion and acceptance.
Mark earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a LGBTQ+ and gender affirming therapist. He endeavors to meet the unique needs of each client to provide individualized mental health services so clients can overcome what’s holding them back from feeling safe.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Mark Muse Counseling, LLC, Owner, 2021 - Present
Shoreline Counseling, LLC, Therapist/Director of Clinician Support, 2019 - 2022
Columbia Memorial Hospital/Lower Columbia Hospice, Care Management Supervisor/Hospice Social Worker, 2017 - 2019
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Senior Clinical Therapist, 2013 - 2016
Spalding University, MSW, 2014
Spalding Univeristy, BSSW, 2013