Psychological Associate

Mark J. Stern, Ph.D., BCB, BCN

Therapeutic Approach: My goal as a psychologist is to help people live more meaningful, functional, and self-actualizing lives. I approach therapy with the idea that everyone is seeking an opportunity to be their best self, regardless of where they started, where they are now, or where they are headed. For some it may be to heal from or better manage emotional and behavioral struggles, while others may seek help with challenging transitions in their life. I work with individuals across the lifespan. In addition to mood and anxiety related disorders, I have experience treating and evaluating individuals and families with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ASD and ADHD), neurocognitive disorders (e.g., brain injuries), psycho-medical concerns (e.g., chronic pain), and identity issues. Because everyone is unique, I incorporate evidence-based principles from multiple treatment modalities. Most importantly, I strive to create a non-judgmental and safe space for you to feel comfortable exploring, sharing, and working on yourself.

Background: I earned my masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology within the Health Track at the California School of Professional Psychology. My graduate work focused on developing a dual emphasis in neuropsychology and health psychology as a clinician and scientist. I gained additional specialization in applied psychophysiology, becoming board certified in both biofeedback and neurofeedback. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Prior to joining Crossroads Institute, I received specialized postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. I’ve worked in primary care, specialized care, community mental health, inpatient, and outpatient settings.


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