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Address: 4770 East Iliff Avenue. Suite #108, Denver, Colorado 80222
Phone: 303-949-6297 Fax 303-736-4419
email: compajazz2@gmail.com

Dr. Rush is not accepting new clients at this time. 

Dr. Rush is accepting returning clients back into his practice including for individual therapy, but is not billing insurance for returning clients, so returning clients would be self-pay.

He is no longer accepting health care insurance.

His office hours are Tuesday through Thursday.

I have chosen not to bill insurance companies for your sessions for a number of reasons. First, when using insurance confidentiality is often not as secure as one might think. In order for your insurance to pay, I must communicate certain information to the company about you and your treatment. This includes your diagnosis, which can then stay in your file, potentially impacting your future insurance coverage. Furthermore, most insurance panels require that a diagnosis be made for treatment to occur. While some people do qualify for specific diagnoses, others do not. This does not mean that these individuals cannot benefit from counseling. Finally, I believe that you and I are the experts on what treatment plan will be best for you. I do not believe it is in your best interest for us to be restricted to a treatment plan determined by an insurance company.
Dr. Mark Rush has over 38 years of experience collectively in human services (e.g. Social Work, Behavior Specialist), over 33 years of which have been as a psychotherapist/psychologistIn addition to his private practice, he has worked with mental health centers, residential treatment centers, and veterans' hospitals.

Dr. Rush is certified (Levels 1 and 2) in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), with recent (2014) 12 clock seminar hours of training in somatic interventions (physiological symptoms associated with emotions) with EMDR. He started working with and getting training with EMDR in 1991, and has kept up with the ongoing research and training that began in the 80s concerning this techniques. He is using this with clients around past trauma that is still getting getting triggered in problematic ways, current "reactivity" or anxiety, stress issues or fears, and pain management. For the purposes of this technique, trauma, is any pattern of reacting (threat response) that is memory based or current. It seems very helpful with "physical trauma", and also for more emotionally based trauma. Dr. Rush also uses EMDR for "performance enhancement". EMDR can be useful in cases where individuals are having physical symptoms associated with stress.

You can find more about EMDR at www.emdria.org. There is a section on this website, see the tab on the left, where EMDR is discussed with more detail.

Dr. Rush has found that "mindfulness" can be a very effective strategy in therapy. 
"My clients consistently tell me that they feel that mindfulness is a very useful and beneficial component, along with other techniques and methods, in moving them forward in their therapy goals."

He specializes in family and relationship estrangement issues (including being estranged from one's children), 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, "co-dependency" patterns), family counseling, depression, focus or concentration issues, assertiveness, confidence, 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 13 and up. Concerning anger management or stress 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 and stress management. Please see tabs on the left for more information concerning anger and stress management groups.

He focuses on helping clients to learn how to use all emotional body sensations in constructive ways. This involves the idea of using emotions as information. He helps people learn to use the thinking part of their minds in constructive ways versus allowing the mind to dominate in ways where it is associated with self sabotage. A lot of the focus is on self-empowerment and the development of resiliency. In that regard, a lot of work is done concerning how people "get in their own way" such that they are not more fully exploring their potential in life

Diabetes Type 2 psychological and emotional (including motivational) issues is an area of special emphasis of Dr. Rush. He helps people with the diagnosis to cope with the changes in their lifestyles. 

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

"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. It is important for therapy to be well focused and on target with regard to my clients' goals and priorities. I want the approaches used in therapy make sense to my clients, that my clients are in agreement with the approaches used, and that they are satisfied with how therapy is proceeding. I ask for feedback from clients in each session, 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 that they are developing skills for 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.


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. He believes that there are some principles of change that seem to apply to most people, but that the specific tactics that a person uses are individualized.


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.

When leaving a voice mail, sending a text or email, please let Dr. Rush how you would prefer that he respond and with regard to maintaining privacy for you. 

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/43586 This is the link to Dr. Rush's Psychology Today profile

    • https://www.linkedin.com/home?trk=nav_responsive_tab_home  This is the link for my LinkedIn home page.

His blog is at markrushphd.blogspot.com

 https://plus.google.com/u/0/  Link for Google Plus Home Page