Mark Anderson, MS
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (WI & MN)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked for over 15 years with teens and their families, as well as with adults, men’s issues, anger management, and couples. My training as a family systems therapist enables me to help you understand yourself individually and in the context of your relationships to give you the best results.
Initially I worked in a variety of fields before settling into my career as a therapist. I have spent the majority of my career in Minnesota and now that I am nearing the empty nest years, I’m ready to be closer to home. My experiences working in business and raising three children to adulthood have given me the insight and wisdom to better help my clients. My education and professional experience has been balanced with a personal understanding of works stress and family life, feeling both overwhelmed and rewarded as my wife and I have strived to make healthy decisions for our children.
I can work with you individually to help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, as well as stress and anger management, men’s issues, and more. I provide traditional psychotherapy while including unique and effective tools such as EMDR and Biofeedback. Biofeedback is an approach that can help you train your brain to control or calm your body’s physiological responses to stress, anger, anxiety, and even thought patterns. This has been very effective for awareness of stress and relaxation states, anger management, and even hypertension.
I feel men can benefit much more from psychotherapy than they realize. Again, by being able to provide techniques other than traditional talk therapy such as biofeedback, men can find a therapy process that suits their personal style and needs. Men often benefit from increasing their awareness of their physical and emotional states, as well as their behavioral patterns regarding taking care of themselves and their relationships.
I work with couples to improve communication and intimacy, and assist parents in working with their children. I will work with couples challenged by difficult children suffering from ADHD or other behavioral issues. We can work together to help you feel like partners both as a couple and as parents. It’s important to help couples preserve their relationship with each other and with their children, especially when dealing with difficult behaviors in the family.
Teens and Family Counseling
I have many years of experience of providing family therapy for teens and their families helping with issues in the home and with school. I’m happy to work with any of the family members individually needing support, as well as with the family as a group. Different parts of the family need different kinds of support and guidance, and I’ll help in all the ways I can to help keep the family connected.
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Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from UW Stout
Insurance Provider For
WI BCBS/Anthem, BCBS MN, Health Partners, Medica/UBH, Preferred One, WEA Trust, Aetna, and more.