Mark Montgomery, MEd, LPC
Mark work with individuals (men and women) and couples. While his psychotherapy sessions encompass a wide range of personal issues like anxiety, grief and depression, his main focus is on relationships and their impact. Mark is a provider for United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna and Humana.
Call 477-9595 and leave a message at extension #1.
A great deal of the work I do involves how we've learned to relate to others. Our beliefs about ourselves the world affect everything from job performance to marriage, and are the basis for how we navigate relationships. These internalized concepts shape our emotions and often prevent us from understanding how we participate in the dynamics of problems. In other words, the "I'm-not-doing-anything-I'm-just-reacting-to-them" argument usually only helps keep us stuck in stagnant and painful interactions.
Education and Experience
I have a masters degree from Texas State University—formerly (and will always be to me) Southwest Texas—and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. After graduating I interned for a year at Capital Area Mental Health Center. I’ve been doing psychotherapy since 1995, ether in my own office, contracting for an employee assistance program, or affiliated the Austin Men’s Center.
Years ago, when I originally graduated from the University of Texas with a business degree, I was an accountant. It's interesting to me how those types of problems are often considered more factual and "real" by our culture. However, I've discovered that our emotional lives are just as "real" as any assets or liabilities on a financial statement. In fact, tending to this aspect of ourselves is the true starting point for balance.
At present, I have an office in central Austin. . My clients are mostly adults—individuals, couples.
For an appointment: call (512) 477-9595 and leave a message with Bill Bruzy (Men’s Center Owner/Director)