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Mark Felber, M.S.
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Mark Felber specializes in couples/marriage counseling and addictive behaviors. He also works with individuals who are experiencing grief, anger, and unresolved trauma issues. Other issues that often affect individuals such as drug abuse and codependency are also addressed in therapy.

Mr. Felber brings empathy and years of training in therapeutic techniques to his practice. His therapy sessions facilitate personal growth, heal childhood wounds, and address present difficulties.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Board Certified Professional Counselor
Board Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy
Voice Dialogue Facilitator
Relapse Prevention Therapist
Certified Solution-Focused Therapist
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Certified Life Coach
Level II Advanced EMDR Trauma Resolution Facilitator
Level II Advanced Grief Counseling Facilitator
Level II Certified Experiential Therapist
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
Certified Associate of Logotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sensorimotor Therapy

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October 2013
Featured Article

Living With Grief: How to Survive a Significant Loss

Eleven seminars One of the hardest things we'll ever experience is the loss of someone -- or something -- dear to us. Grieving is a normal and natural response to this loss. While death is one of the most common losses, grief also comes with other big and small life changes, such as a serious illness, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, relocating to an unfamiliar city, or other lifestyle changes.

Even if you aren't currently grieving, it can be beneficial to think about the grief process. At its core, grief is a part of the experience of being alive...and human. And while grief isn't pleasant, it can give us insight, compassion and strength that we wouldn't otherwise have found.

Here are some ways to access those greater qualities, survive a significant loss or help someone experiencing grief.
  1. Expect a process.
    In stark contrast to how frequently TV characters talk about "getting closure," in reality, grief is an ongoing experience. The goal of grieving isn't to "get to the bottom of it" or to stop feeling a certain way. Instead, it's a process of learning to live with your emotions every day and every moment. Even years later, reminders like a special day or the smell of a favorite meal may trigger a fresh wave of memories and feelings linked to the loss.

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Pushy vs. Assertive. How Do You Tell the Difference?

When you think of "pushy," two unfortunate stereotypes likely come to mind: the salesman who obnoxiously pressures you to buy, and the aggressive woman who elbows out all other concerns until she gets what she wants.

Although those are stereotypes, "pushy" does exist. We feel it when someone tramples our boundaries, disrespecting our "no." However, "pushy" is often used as an invective. Assertive women are sometimes called "pushy" just for standing up for themselves. And sometimes people are afraid of being perceived as pushy so they don't assert themselves when appropriate. So, where is the line between pushy and persistent or assertive?

Persistent people don't let opposition or discouragement stop them. They keep going no matter what. Assertive people are confident and self-assured as they pursue what they want. They know their needs are equally as important as other people's needs. Conversely, passive people think their needs are less important than others' needs, while aggressive people think their needs are more important.

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