Dr. DeMarquis Clarke, LMFT

Dr. DeMarquis Clarke, LMFT

Professions: Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18782
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1789 S. Braddock Ave.
Suite 350
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218 - United States
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I am an in-network provider for:

  • Cigna
  • HighMark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.

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My philosophy of therapy is both collaborative and holistic. I view therapy as a collaboration between my clients and myself. In addition to resolving the client's specific concerns, I hope to empower my clients with the ability to enrich their overall quality of life beyond problem solving. I believe successful therapy embodies deep and abiding respect for the client's uniqueness, coupled with profound emotional and psychological presence, and the mastery of a wide range of therapeutic skills on the part of the therapist. I also believe in a holistic approach to therapy. I believe it is essential for therapeutic growth to consider the mind, body, and spirit, all of which construct the path we choose in our daily walk through life. I do not have a "one approach fits all" philosophy of therapy. Some approaches work well for some people, while other people respond better to a different approach.

Having said that, it is probably most accurate to say my therapeutic orientation is based in Family Systems Theory. Family Systems Theory considers how the complex interactions of relationships influence our current psychological and emotional health. It's the belief that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from their families, communities, or society. Within Family Systems Theory, my theoretical framework is an eclectic blend of Experiential Family Therapy and Feminist Family Therapy. I believe Experiential Family Therapy is a humanistic approach to working with clients. As an Experiential Family Therapist, I believe individuals, couples, and families can change unhealthy behaviors through strengthening their emotional relationships, and begin their growth process by sharing the symbolic meanings of their thoughts and feelings. As a Feminist Family Therapist, I believe in the value of social justice and its influence on psychological and emotional health. I believe in providing services that are sensitive, strength-based, and respectful toward the diversity and uniqueness to issues of race and ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, worldview, norms, religion/spirituality, social class, life choices, and level of ability that is unique to each individual. As your therapist, I will strive to understand your goals and help you identify barriers in achieving them. When old coping strategies are no longer useful, we will build new ones that are more useful in dealing with current life struggles.

Therapy, however, is not magic. It requires commitment and work, patience and perseverance, and compassion and persistence. The rewards are great, as you come to see yourself, other relationships, and life in more realistic and healthy ways. You will then be able to make healthier decisions and live a more fulfilled life.

Email or Call Dr. DeMarquis Clarke, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18782

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My Role as a Therapist

I view therapy as a collaboration between my clients and myself. In addition to resolving the client’s specific concerns, I hope to empower my clients with the ability to enrich their overall quality of life beyond problem solving. I believe successful therapy embodies deep and abiding respect for the client’s uniqueness, coupled with profound emotional and psychological presence, and the mastery of a wide range of therapeutic skills on the part of the therapist.

My Therapy Focus

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a capable, compassionate, experienced clinician that provides individual, couple/marital, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, relational conflict, trauma and abuse recovery, parent-child conflict, anger management, and more. My specialties include:

Couple/marital therapy;
Sexual abuse and trauma recovery; as well as
Working with issues of religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I do not have a “one approach fits all” philosophy of therapy. Some approaches work well for some people, while other people respond better to a different approach. Having said that, it is probably most accurate to say my primary therapeutic orientation is based in Family Systems Theory. Systemic Theory considers how the complex interactions of relationships influence our current psychological and emotional health. It’s the belief that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from their families, communities, or society.

Within Family Systems Theory, my theoretical framework is an eclectic blend of Experiential Family Therapy and Feminist Family Therapy. I believe Experiential Family Therapy is a humanistic approach to working with clients. As an Experiential Family Therapist, I believe individuals, couples, and families can change unhealthy behaviors through strengthening their emotional relationships, and begin their growth process by sharing the symbolic meanings of their thoughts and feelings.

As a Feminist Family Therapist, I believe in the value of social justice and its influence on psychological and emotional health. I believe in providing services that are sensitive, strength-based, and respectful toward the diversity and uniqueness to issues of race and ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, worldview, norms,

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I conduct therapy with individuals, couples, and families dealing with the following concerns: Marital strife Grief and Loss Emotional distress Gender identity Communication struggles Childhood trauma Racial or ethnic struggles Couple intimacy Self-esteem Parent-child conflict LGBTQ issues Pre-marital counseling Blended and step families Religious or spiritual concerns Divorce or separation Group Therapy includes: Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Grief and Loss Support Group Self-esteem Support Group Specialties My specialties include: Couple/marital therapy Sexual abuse and trauma recovery Working with adolescents Working with issues of religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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