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Mark Muse(He/Him/His)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Gender identity & transgender health- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Childhood trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Clinical supervision-

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Professional statement

Mark Muse offers a sanctuary for adults navigating the complex terrains of life. With a decade of professional experience and a steadfast commitment to fostering LGBTQIA+ support, gender-affirming care, and trauma recovery, Mark's practice stands as a beacon of hope and transformation.

Specializing in empowering adults to embark on their journey of self-discovery and healing, Mark's approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and acceptance. As a practitioner who champions the ethos of "meeting you where you are," Mark ensures a safe and affirming space for clients to explore their truths and aspirations without fear of judgment or stigma.

Mark's therapeutic toolbox is rich and diverse, drawing from Person-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Techniques, Internal Family Systems, and Positive Psychology. Guided by the belief that each individual possesses inherent wisdom and resilience, Mark collaborates with clients to unearth their inner strengths, navigate obstacles, and sculpt a life aligned with their authentic selves.

Whether you're seeking support in navigating LGBTQIA+ issues, embarking on a journey of gender-affirmation, or healing from trauma, Mark provides compassionate guidance and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs and goals.

With a deep respect for your autonomy and agency, Mark's role is not to dictate but to facilitate, empowering you to chart your own course and cultivate the skills needed to surmount life's challenges.

Mark exclusively works with adults, offering a confidential and nurturing space where individuals can embark on the transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. If you're ready to embrace change, unlock your inner resilience, and embark on a path towards fulfillment and authenticity, Mark Muse, LCSW, invites you to take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow.

Message to clients


Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of uncertainty, anxiety, or isolation? Is it time to break free from the constraints that hold you back, to embrace a life of authenticity, peace, and engagement? If so, you're in the right place.

I'm Mark Muse, a licensed clinical social worker and coach with over a decade of experience guiding individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. My therapy practice specializes in providing compassionate and affirming therapy to adults navigating the complexities of life, particularly those within the LGBTQIA2S+ community and allies seeking support.

Drawing upon my background in holistic health and extensive experience in treating complex trauma and PTSD, I offer a unique approach centered around meeting you exactly where you are. Whether you're struggling with issues related to identity, trauma, or simply seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

With me, you can expect more than just a listening ear – you can expect a partner in your journey towards personal growth and empowerment. Together, we'll uncover your inherent strengths, tap into your inner wisdom, and develop practical strategies to overcome obstacles and live a life aligned with your values and aspirations.

To get started, send me a message or you can schedule a consultation through my website. Check out my website for other options if you are not sure if therapy is right for you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Mark Muse Counseling, LLC, Owner
Shoreline Counseling, LLC, Therapist/Director of Clinician Support
Columbia Memorial Hospital/Lower Columbia Hospice, Care Management Supervisor/Hospice Social Worker
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Senior Clinical Therapist

Spalding University, MSW, 2014
Spalding Univeristy, BSSW, 2013


Florida: SW17965 - Kentucky: 252334 - Oregon: L7270 - Washington: LW61066989




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

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for prelicensed clincial social workers in Oregon and Florida.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in FL, KY, OR, WA)
  • CareOregon (in-network in OR)
  • Cigna (in-network in FL, KY, OR, WA)
  • UMR (in-network in FL, KY, OR, WA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in FL, KY, OR, WA)

Out-of-pocket fees

Get reimbursed for sessions with Mark Muse

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$185 (60min)
  • Initial session:$185 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Paying for therapy is often a concern. I encourage you to reach out with any questions on what may be available to you to help you with that cost. My goal is to give you a clear understanding of your options.