Mark Meadows is a master’s level Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Eastern Washington University in 2021 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Writing Intensive English, Political Science and History at Marquette University in 1993. He has worked in the mental health field since 2019, and has practiced in a variety of settings, including private practice and community mental health, and provided in-office therapy, telehealth, in-home treatment, and support in the field to outside agencies and organizations.
Sculptors will tell you that they don’t create a statue, they just reveal the shape that was inside the rock all along. My philosophy of mental health treatment has many parallels with this idea: that it is my job to help the client find and release the person that is already inside them. As a clinician, I see it as my first responsibility to listen to my clients and help them discover the shape inside them that they may not even be able to articulate at first. Then, with whatever tool is appropriate to each particular case – not chisels, but CBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and so on -- I help them chip away at the obstacles that stand between them and the possibilities that they are carrying inside them already.