Become unstuck.

Let me help.

I want to help you if you feel alone, anxious, or depressed... if relationships are falling apart... if you can't seem to find meaning in life... if you feel overwhelmed or wonder why you feel nothing at all. I am committed to working with you to find emotional and spiritual wellbeing through counseling that is interpersonal and practical. We can explore the intricacies of your life story, your stresses, and the distinctiveness of who you are to discover a picture of how you can live a meaningful life in keeping with values that matter.

My time with you will provide 
an objective perspective to propel your forward momentum, improve your well being, vitalize your relationships, and heal past hurts.  


I don't approach therapy as a one-size-fits-all process.

My name is Mark Burkholder, and I am a Christian counselor practicing since 2006. The best outcomes in therapy derive from the connection between a counselor and his/her client. I work hard at creating this therapeutic alliance and am convinced that this connections will help attain your goals. 

In addition to my degree and licensure as a Professional Counselor, I also hold a degree in Intercultural Studies. As my family lived in a SE Asian country for 12 years, I am quite comfortable counseling folks from various ethnic backgrounds.

I tailor counseling methods to your unique situation, making sure to unpack your personal story. Often significant losses lurk in our histories and require a healing process.

In my leisure time I enjoy freshly ground single origin coffee, maintaining cadence on either my road or mountain bike, and creating fused glassware.


Peruse the list of special concerns and specialities below and if it looks like I can assist you, reach out to me soon. 

areas of focus



men's issues

marital communication

relational static

life transitions

sexual abuse

gender issues

premarital counseling

grief & loss

stress management

life coaching

spiritual dissonance

stuck behaviors

adoption acceptance

dealing with infertility

career counseling

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