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Mark Sanders, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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About Dr. Sanders

Dr. Mark Sanders is a clinical psychologist providing therapy services at RECLAIM. He earned his doctoral degree at Wheaton College in Clinical Psychology and completed his predoctoral internship at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA where he received specialized training in working with college-aged individuals and the LGBTQ+ population. He also has experience working in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings.

Mark has experience providing a wide range of services to a diverse group of clients. Although he enjoys working with clients of varying ages, he greatly enjoys working with older teens and emerging adults. He identifies as a general practitioner with clinical interests including, but not limited to: religious/spiritual concerns, LGBTQ+, relational difficulties, trauma, depression, anxiety, multicultural issues, and grief/loss. Mark grew up in West Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Calvin College.

Born and raised in Michigan, Mark enjoys getting outside and going on hikes, visiting coffee shops (and drinking too much coffee), reading engaging books, exploring West Michigan, and watching, reading about, and playing soccer.

Treatment with Dr. Sanders

Life often contains unexpected and difficult challenges that lead to us grieving that life is not what we were hoping for or planned. These challenges can be situational or ongoing experiences. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a significant life transition, relational struggles, questions of identity, persistent feelings of guilt, shame, or inadequacy, constant worries, or existential/spiritual doubts, we can be left feeling lost and unsure what to do next. When these occur it can be demoralizing and defeating, but also provide immense opportunity for growth. It is my goal to help each person navigate these times in life. It is often during these times and experiences that we seek out the support of therapy. 

Therapy is a place to grieve and process these challenges as well as explore how to grow from difficult experiences, learn from our pain, and come to a place where we do not define ourselves by our perceived shortcomings, failures, or difficult experiences. I approach therapy as a collaborative process to help each individual to reach their goals and grow.

My hope is that as you share your story, therapy can assist in gaining understanding, clarity, and healing. The relationship between you and your therapist is vital to building trust and helping you feel comfortable sharing your story so that you can better understand how past experiences impact your current life, and set you up for a more fulfilling future.

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relational Concerns

  • LGBTQ+

  • Spirituality

Ages

16 and older

Treatment Approach

Relational, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Insurances

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Blue Care Network (BCN)

Physicians Health Plan (PHP)

United Behavioral Health (UBH)

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