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Marky Spies, LMHC, LPCLPC, LMHC

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If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

In the film Good Will Hunting, the therapist uses rare techniques like strong confrontation and lots of self disclosure. He does engage in a few unrealistic Hollywood therapist stereotypes. However, the themes of a therapist connecting and adapting skills to a difficult to reach client are inspiring to me. He builds a connection with someone who does not know how. He does not use manipulation or shame with a defensive client. He helps his client discover both his challenges and their solutions, while respecting and valuing him unconditionally. By connecting and creating safety to face and overcome pain, a successful plan comes to life.

What does a first session with you look like?

It is my responsibility to help every client experience acceptance and hope at our first session. We will build a connection by finding your preferences with physical positioning, communication style and expectations from your therapist. I will help minimize anxiety, doubt or discomfort you may feel. I will explain my style, education and experience with your particular issues. Then we will develop a treatment plan based on your needs and goals. It is exciting to work with people on a journey to improvement, and I aim to have you share that hopefulness.

Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

During my residency, research proved that theoretical knowledge and therapy skills are useless without a therapist-client connection. We researched how understanding family history, personality, culture, gender, orientation and beliefs facilitate that connection. Part of connection is clarity. Clients deserve to understand how therapy works, what the goals and expectations are and how your therapist plans to help achieve them. The residency transformed a rookie with good intentions to a a confident, excited practitioner.

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Life transitions

General Expertise

Depression

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Addiction

Aging related concerns

LGBTQIA related issues

Life coaching

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Optum

Fees

Couples Therapy$125
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Residency at the Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Licensure

  • Georgia, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC004284
  • Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH5809

Education

MA. Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. University of South Florida.

Work History

I was fortunate with inspired University professors, a transformative research residency and 30 years of experience. This created a solution focused and enthousiastic therapist. I have worked with people dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse histories, loneliness, addiction and stress to name a few. I am grateful for the positions in medical, psychiatric and private practice organizations that taught me what theory alone cannot. Being a confident, effective and joyful therapist does not only benefit clients, it rewards the therapist as well.

Frequently Asked Questions About Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC, LPC, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC, LPC, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC accepting new clients?

Yes, Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC is accepting new clients.

Does Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC accept insurance?

Yes, Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC accepts insurance, including Aetna, Optum, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC offer?

Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Georgia and Florida can book Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC offer online therapy?

Yes, Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC offers online therapy to people in Georgia and Florida.

How quickly can I see Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC?

Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC speak?

Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Marky Spies, LMHC, LPC online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.