Mark D Sparks
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Mark D Sparks

He/Him/His

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
St. Augustine Accepting In-person
Updated September 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Aging related concerns
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Mark D. Sparks is a licensed clinical social worker in St. Augustine, Florida. His office is located at 248 Southpark Circle East. Mark specializes in Severe Persistent Mental Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, and Grief counseling. Mark uses wide range of therapy modalities which include Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, RCBT, Interpersonal Therapy, and EMDR. He believes client problems can be complex requiring multiple modalities for full restoration. Mark is accepting new clients in-person and via telehealth. He works with a diverse demographic of clients from various cultures and age groups, from 15 years old to 65+.


Message to clients

Congratulations! I would like to applaud you on seeking a professional therapist. Are you one that has a closet full of self-help books, or listens to the latest self-improvement podcasts, and yet month after month the problem continues to interfere with your livelihood. Self-help books and seminars are fantastic ways to create change; however, many of us need a little extra guidance and direction to assure we stay the course when times get difficult. I invite you to a warm, caring, nonjudgmental environment, where you will be introduced to tools and processes that will not only change your life but the lives of those around you.

Trauma and hurt are powerful influencers in shaping behavior. True healing change comes from dissecting and minimizing their effect on one's life. Together we will discuss the issues at hand; you will be introduced to new coping skills and tools that can be applied on a daily basis. You will be encouraged to see things from a New Perspective.


Specialties

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

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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Evernorth
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 7pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 7pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

St. Augustine practice
248 Southpark Circle East, St. Augustine, Florida 32086
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 7pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 7pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

SMA Healthcare, FACT Clinician/Therapist, 2018 - 2023

Capella University, MSW, 2020


Licensure

Florida: SW20968


Languages

English