Mark Best

LICSW
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  • Washington
  • Washington Telehealth
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • He/Him
  • Buddhist, Hindu
  • Serves Ages 11 to 100

Primary Specialties

  • ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Spirituality
Also Experienced With
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ Specialized
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Yoga

Overview

When life brings stress, I help clients recognize their power to grow and thrive. I assist adolescents and adults in changing their relationship to thoughts and emotions, developing a stronger sense of self, and establishing core values. I advocate for the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to manage stress. I have additional training in Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.



I have lived in the Portland metro area since 2009 and enjoy hiking, cycling, and the outdoors. I am deeply committed to my yoga practice and spirituality, which I incorporate into my therapeutic interventions when appropriate. I stand for restorative justice and harm reduction, believing that all people deserve unconditional positive regard. My values are Authenticity, Compassion, Dignity, Inclusion, Respect, Spirituality, Service, and Wisdom.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health
  • PacificSource
  • PacificSource Legacy
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP