Therapist Profile

Name:
Mark Pines, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
17752 Sky Park Circle, Suite 260 . Irvine, CA 92614-4489
Phone:
(949) 288-3123
License Number
LMFT49062
Practicing Since:
2006
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
About Me: In-Depth Therapy with a Smile Therapy isn’t just about sessions; it’s about moments. These moments can’t be scheduled, faked or forced. When my clients feel safe, heard and cared for—and speak their truth without fear of judgment—they open up their real, authentic and beautiful selves. That’s where the real work happens. Those are the moments I live for. Our lives are full of normal suffering that deserves attention. Fear, hurt, anxiety and tedious day-to-day routines can leave us feeling dragged down and out of touch with the people we want to be and the life we want to live. I help people become unstuck and unlocked. I help my clients feel their lives again. Through education and experience, I learn each client’s unique story, offer new perspectives and turn hurt into hope. I don’t just listen, I hear. I don’t just console, I care deeply. It makes a difference. My Background I am originally from South Africa. The fascinating journey of my country has given me a profound reverence for how people carry the ability to transform and grow. I have lived in Southern California for 16 years. I am a family man, and in my spare time you will most likely find me enjoying nature. I can proudly say that I have watched every David Attenborough nature documentary three times! For ten years, I lived in the corporate world. I crisscrossed the country and clutched on to my frequent flier card. I blend that experience into my present day life as a therapist. I am the founder of a web site that connects low-income people to community counseling centers. Each year, the web site connects over 150,000 people across America to mental health services. My Education I received my post-graduate education from Pepperdine University. I continue to pursue readings and conferences to understand the depths of the human mind. Mostly though, I continue to educate myself through deeply caring for my clients. I believe that each person has gained a unique insight into life, and that if I listen with care and with openness, that they can teach me as much as I teach them. Call (949) 288-3123 and leave a voice mail to schedule an appointment. You can also instantly schedule an appointment online at my website.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 8 PM
Services
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Pepperdine University - Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Critical Incident Stress Management
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Other
Pain Management
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Intersubjective
Narrative
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Process
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Satir
Self Psychology
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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