Mark Loewen, LPC

Mark Loewen Counseling RichmondMark Loewen helps overwhelmed adults find their way when life becomes too much to handle. He specializes in parenting, relationships, and LGBTQ issues. 

Mark was born in Asuncion, Paraguay where he completed his BA in Marketing. Then, he decided to follow his passion and complete his master’s degree in Counseling in the United States. Mark’s love for kids led him first to specialize in Play Therapy. But, his focus shifted when adults sought him out due to his knowledge in the areas of child development, parenting, and issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

As a Registered Play Therapist, Mark provides Play Therapy to children ages three and up.  He helps children gain control over intense emotions, cope with traumatic experiences, and improve the relationship with their parents. 

As a parent, Mark understands that parenting is hard, and parents are doing their best to meet the unrealistic standards set by our culture. As a parenting expert, he gives parents feedback on how to best support their child. He coaches parents using practical tools to deal with their children’s difficult behaviors and complex feelings. Parents who are worried about their child but don’t know where to turn next, seek Mark out for a general consultation meeting. His feedback and recommendations then help parents make a plan to address their concerns through child/family counseling or parent coaching, if needed.

In his work with adults, Mark helps men and women find their way when they feel lost. Clients seek him out when life becomes too much to handle. Unfulfilling relationships, difficult past experiences, or struggles with self-acceptance can leave a feeling of emptiness. Sometimes the result is internal chaos. Mark’s kind personality and candid sense of humor allow clients to safely discuss emotional stress without feeling judged. His experience with mindfulness, guided imagery, and expressive arts aids him in helping clients create internal shifts in how they see themselves and the world around them. He balances introspection and practical problem-solving so that clients can discover their own path toward happiness and peace of mind.

Mark has a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ community. As a gay male himself, he is grateful for the opportunity to join people on the whole spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity in processing their personal struggles and finding peace in total self-acceptance – even when family and friends disapprove.

Mark believes that every person has a unique life story, and therefore everybody is the best and only expert on themselves. He is passionate about helping his clients discover the strength to find love and happiness.

Mark is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Play Therapy. He is fluent in German and Spanish.

Contact Mark at mark@launchpadcounseling.com

Mark Loewen is listed at AllTherapist.com

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