Mark Minder, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
As a behavioral health clinician at RCMS, my role is to enhance person centered integrative medicine, provide short-term solution-focused therapy for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, substance abuse counseling and crisis intervention.
As a social worker, I am also interested in the larger community needs including homelessness, aging, poverty and social isolation. I utilize cognitive behavioral approaches as well as humanistic person-centered therapy. I am also working to re-establish and grow the clinic’s psychiatric specialty services.
I studied classics at the University of San Francisco and then completed my BA in Anthropology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I completed my MSW at the University of Washington and enrolled in a PhD program in Medical Anthropology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
My career in mental health started in Boston in the early 1980’s where I worked with learning disabilities and vocational rehabilitation. I then moved into serving individuals with severe mental health issues including schizophrenia and mood disorders. I have worked with chronic homelessness, ex-offenders, deaf and hearing impaired, and autism among others. I enjoy exploring and learning the complexities of the human condition and feel lucky to be curious and passionate after so many years. Prior to joining RCMS, my recent roles were working with the community in rural Southern Humboldt and with HIV clinics in Pittsburgh, PA and Sacramento, CA.