Knowing that I wanted to be a social worker in the area of mental health with youth and families while I was still in high school was a tremendous asset. I was inspired by the words of John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

I began working in residential treatment as a houseparent and then a caseworker at the age of 21, which provided the foundation for my work in public schools as a special education counselor, and later informed my private practice.

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Parent Groups

I provide psycho-educational groups (fall and spring semesters), 14 weeks in duration, for parents of teenagers and young adults. In these groups, I assist parents by providing information in theory and practice for parenting that fosters autonomy, independence, and compliance, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the transition to independent and self-sufficient adults. There are two separate groups: one for parents of children under 18 years of age, and one for parents of young adults, including college-aged and post-high school education.

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From Theory into Practice: Combining Experiential and Talk Group Psychotherapy for Adolescents

http://www.austinamft.org/2014/02/interview-with-mark-white-lcsw-lmft/ Mark White, LCSW, LMFT, is a seasoned group and family psychotherapist who has worked in private practice in the Austin area for over 25 years. He presented at the February meeting of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy on both the theory of group psychotherapy with families, specifically adolescent boys, [...]

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