Marriage and Family Therapist
License # 52487
Board of Behavioral Sciences
American Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy
Certificate in Dynamic Psychotherapy
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
Family Therapy Training Program
Southern California Counseling Center
Gestalt Training Program
Gestalt Training Institute
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
California State Polytechnic University
Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society
I’m a Counsellor, Husband, Parent
I have experienced frustrations in life, having unfulfilled hopes and dreams, wanting more out of life, not knowing how to get from where I was at to where I wanted to be.
I have become better at understanding who I am, what I want and how to pursue it. I am much better at expressing my thoughts, wants and needs, while hearing those of others. I am less reactive and more thoughtful in how I respond and what I choose to do.
A work in progress, that’s what I am… I believe we all are.
I believe that we don’t ever “arrive”. Even if we did get everything we want (it does happen sometimes), somehow, eventually, it is not enough and we want something else.
The journey is what I believe life is about. This helps to keep things in perspective and to understand that living in the present is preferable to focusing on what has been or what could be. I believe that actively pursuing what we want, facing fears and not always trying to avoid pain, is an important aspect of living a rich full life.
Counselling Solution - Mark Tinley MA LMFT
14-24 Wellington Street