About Me

About Me

Mark R. LaFleur
Depression, Anxiety
& Self-talk Specialist

About Me

Hi! I’m Mark LaFleur. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Denver metro area helping people who suffer from depression and anxiety live more confident, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

I’ve always been drawn to care for those who suffer from depression and anxiety, mostly due to the fact that I too am intimately acquainted with that kind of suffering. I’ve come to realize that my own pain is my greatest gift in helping others. My clinical and personal experience allows me to create an atmosphere that invites and enhances the healing process.

My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their lives that ultimately lead to healing, growth and change. My job is to work myself out of a job with every client!

Another specialty of mine is the art of self-talk…yes it’s an art. I’ve created a four part process that helps people turn their self-talk from harmful to helpful, becoming your own advocate. It’s more than just self-talk it’s about creating a new and healthy relationship with yourself allowing you to celebrate your strengths and accept your weaknesses.

My worldview is from a Christian perspective but I work with people of all worldviews and beliefs with respect and dignity.

I’m not just my career…it’s my calling.

Bio

EDUCATION

  • Colorado Christian University: 1990-94
    ~ BS Youth Ministry
  • Western Seminary @ Seattle Campus/Formerly Mars Hill Graduate School, now The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology: 2001-03
    ~ Masters of Arts in Counseling
  • EMDR trained and qualified

EXPERIENCE

  • Founded/led depression support group in 2001
  • Practicum facilitator, Mars Hill Graduate School 2002-03
  • Institute for family development 2004-05
  • Private practice 2003 to present
  • Co-founder/co-leader ~ “Men @ the Movies” men’s seminars & groups

SPEAKING

  • Stress in the Workplace: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
  • Faith & Depression: A Sacred Tension
  • Men’s and church retreats

THINGS I LOVE

  • Spending time with my wife and three children
  • Spin Cycling
  • Mystery Novels
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter
  • Weather that requires a sweater or jacket
  • Naps
  • Watching people grow, heal and change

THINGS I FIND BELOW AVERAGE

  • Crowds
  • 70 degree weather over the holidays
  • Friends and family moving away
  • Closed mindedness
  • Debating religion & politics
  • Watching people refuse to engage in their lives

 

Contact Today



7475 W 5th Ave Ste. #210
Lakewood, CO 80226

mark@marklafleur.com
(303) 475-4603

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