Wild Trails Counseling
Donald Marks, MA, LPC
Empowerment | Authenticity | Healing
Offering virtual therapy sessions for individuals, families, and couples.
My expertise is in individual counseling for teens and young adults struggling with mood changes, eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma, LGBTQ+ specific issues, and other aspects of life. I also work with families and couples impacted by an eating disorder, trauma, and relational struggles.
I hold the belief that everybody is doing the best that they can, with the resources they have available. Sometimes, we need a little extra support through the journey of life. Recognizing that we need support can be difficult, and reaching out for that support can be even more challenging.
I believe that throughout our lives we are discovering new trails to take. Some of those trails will be more challenging than others, and sometimes we don't know how we got on our current trail. Counseling can support you in identifying the trail that you are on, and finding new, potentially hidden, trials to journey on. It is never too late to create a new trail for yourself that will support you in finding a more authentic you.
I was born in upstate New York, and moved to Arizona in my early adolescence. I enjoyed being out in nature, finding new hiking trails, and increasing my knowledge about all sorts of things. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and moved to Oregon in 2015 and received my Master's in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In my years since obtaining my Master's degree I have had the pleasure of working with adolescents, and their families, at Clementine Treatment Center, a residential eating disorder treatment center.
I enjoy spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Oregon-exploring all of the different environments from the coast, to the mountains, to the high desert, each one offering a unique experience. I enjoy spending time with my partner and my dog, camping, gardening, watching soccer (Go Thorns!), and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Currently due to COVID-19, I am only seeing clients virtually, through Zoom or FaceTime.
Making the decision to start therapy can be challenging. If you are interested in starting therapy with me or have questions, please feel free to reach out with a phone call, email, or by filling out the form below. I usually will schedule a 15-20 minute free phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and see if we would be a good fit. From there we can determine when to schedule your first appointment.