"MARC ENGAGES WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES through community outreach, as an educator and within HIS PRIVATE PRACTICE."
During my tenure as Alcohol and other Drug Prevention Educator with Vancouver Coastal Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Team, I worked with adults in the community to increase awareness and promote prevention of substance use. Here, I facilitated workshops and delivered talks to school administrators and staff teams as well as community youth service providers, government and enforcement agencies and parent groups. I also delivered the Constructive Alternative to Teen Suspension (CATS) program in B.C. School Districts 44 and 45.
Prior to this, I spent eight years as the Youth Services Supervisor for the Parkgate Community Services Society. In addition to providing community education services similar to those described above, I engaged with youth and their families through counselling, supervised program development for at-risk-youth and provided clinical supervision to the team of staff.
As a faculty member at Rhodes Wellness College in Vancouver, I teach Youth Counselling, Addictions Counselling, and Family and Couples Counselling to first year students. Second year students see me again in Advanced Counselling and Professional Practice and Ethics.
I currently live and work in the community of North Vancouver, British Columbia. My wife and I have two daughters, aged 13 and 8, who attend the local school and are engaged in recreational and social activities in the community.
I hold two undergraduate degrees from the University of British Columbia (Cell Biology and Psychology) as well as a Master’s Degree from Yorkville University (Counselling Psychology) in addition to numerous certifications and credentials obtained through continuing education. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).