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Dated: 06/05/2014: I am accepting new clients that are self pay at this time.  I am also accepting returning clients, and will try to work with insurance for clients that I have seen before. However, I no longer accept Rocky Mountain Health Care Plan insurance (even for returning clients). I also am not accepting Medicare or Medicaid.
Dr. Mark Rush has over 35 years of experience collectively in human services, over 30 years of which have been as a psychotherapist and psychologist. He specializes in family and relationship estrangement issues, anxiety (panic, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, etc.), anger management, stress and coping skills (including techniques related to sleep), addiction and dependency issues (substance, sexual, gambling, etc.), couples and relationship counseling (issues, patterns, skills including communication), family counseling, depression, focus or concentration issues, life coaching, and phase of life concerns (career/occupational, new purpose, empty nest, life transitions, etc.). He also works with techniques associated with the psychological aspects of pain and physical health issues. He works with people ages 14 and up. 

Dr. Rush is certified (Levels 1 and 2) in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is using this with clients around past trauma that is still getting in the way, current reactivity or anxiety, stress issues or fears, and pain management. Dr. Rush also uses EMDR for "performance enhancement". It also appears that EMDR can be useful in cases where individuals are having physical symptoms associated with stress.

Concerning anger management. Please contact Dr. Rush to see if the group is actually running at this time. If not, he still works with people individually concerning anger management.

Dr. Rush has experience working with helping individuals deal with psychological and emotional issues and coping skills related to receiving the diagnosis of Diabetes Type II.

He also works with people using
"life coaching" to make life enhancing changes.

In addition to his private practice, he has worked with mental health centers, residential treatment centers, and veterans' hospitals.

 

"I believe in using approaches that work, and that have some basis in research, and that in my experience have been useful to my clients.

My best and most profound teachers over the years have and continue to be my clients," Dr. Rush says.

 

"I feel that it is very important that my clients are pursuing the goals in treatment that are important to them, and that it is important to get results as soon as possible. I believe that it is important for therapy to be well focused and on target with regard to my clients' goals and priorities. It is important that the approaches used in therapy make sense to my clients and that my clients are in agreement with the approaches used and how therapy is proceeding. I ask for feedback from clients regularly, and I believe in a collaborative process. I prefer that my clients have processes that they are working on in between sessions that are related to their goals and developing skills in the short and long term. I believe it is important for my clients to have methods they can use to maintain positive changes they make long term."

 

Dr. Rush tends to favor cognitive-behavioral approaches, but also recognizes and works with developmental issues, including adult development or phase of life issues. He is experienced in using EMDR and exposure with response prevention techniques. He also believes it is important to work with physiological issues which are related to mental and emotional functioning. He believes in being nonjudgmental and accepting, and in helping clients to develop and refine their abilities to use their thinking, emotions, and behavior in an integrated way to enhance the quality of their lives.

 

Over the years Dr. Rush has consistently gotten very good feedback from his clients with regard to their treatment results. His clients also indicate that Dr. Rush focused on what was important to them, in a way that made sense to them.

 

He is on most insurance provider panels, and some of his clients pay out of pocket. The fee for clients who are paying out of pocket or self-pay is $100.00 per session.


When leaving a voice mail, please let Dr. Rush know what is ok or not to leave as a voice mail for you with regard to your privacy.


His blog is at markrush.blog.com

http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/43586?_ga=1.75708565.1435910727.1391009418 This is the link for my profile with Psychology Today


https://plus.google.com/105548636844722238916   URL for LinkedIn page for using EMDR for performance enhancement.