Mark A. Chidley, LMHC, CAP. Mark, a licensed mental health counselor (MH 4036, Florida) and certified addictions professional (2087), offers counseling services at his office Kelly San Carlos Executive Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He received his education at The University of Iowa, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of South Florida. He has been in private practice since 1997. He is a Master Certified Practitioner in Rapid Resolution Therapy (2013), and also specializes in the treatment of couples (using Emotionally Focused Therapy) as well as individual trauma recovery and anxiety issues. He brings rich experience from a combined 26 years of hospital work and mental health counseling. He is married and has three children. Among his hobbies are strength training, enjoying the outdoors, and continued learning.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I was blessed as a young man to cross paths with great teachers and leaders in the counseling field who saw a potential in me, but were also honest enough to insist I do some needed personal work in order to carefully prepare for a life of helping others. Over my journey I have come to hold two abiding passions. One, for promoting the conscious, committed relationship, and its health. I see such relationships as the single most important variable in creating a humane society and world. Second, for helping individuals heal and recover from traumatic events. The two are really concentric circles. Untreated trauma continues to haunt and disrupt the person, so it will also show up in their intimate relationships, usually in painful and confusing ways. I have been very well prepared to “clear” trauma, so that its effects can be eliminated permanently and painlessly.