Mark Karris

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mark Karris

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy - 85177
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 Per Session, Free 15 Minute Consultation
$150 Teletherapy Slots Via Zoom (discounted teletherapy rates for select days and times)
Sliding Scale Fees Upon Request
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


3333 Camino Del Rio. S
San Diego, California 92108

My Approach to Helping

I offer a direct, compassionate, holistic, integrative, neuroscience informed, and experiential approach that seeks to engage the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. I believe as you experience an authentic, empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment to explore your goals and objectives you will move towards your innate tendency towards wholeness.

More Info About My Practice

Are you looking for a compassionate and transformational approach to individual or couple counseling that incorporates cutting-edge research? You have come to the right place. Do you feel lost, stuck, anxious, depressed, disconnected, and a little hopeless? Let me come alongside you during this difficult time. As a university professor teaching counseling theories and skills, best-selling author, researcher, frequent workshop facilitator, and a skilled therapist, I am passionate about what I do and would love to work with you!

I don't want you in therapy forever. I want you to reach your goals, get the heck out of therapy, and live your life to the fullest. You don't have to struggle alone. I would love to journey with you on the road to recovery, healing, and transformation. Limited slots available. Contact me today to secure your appointment! Saturday slots are now available!

My Therapy Focus

Therapy is a sacred space where an individual, couple or family can come as they are to experience healing grace in time of need. I believe as you experience an authentic, empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment to explore your agreed upon goals and objectives you will move towards your innate tendency towards wholeness. I offer a holistic, integrative and experiential approach that seeks to engage the mind, body, spirit and emotions. I draw from various approaches such as psychodynamic, intensive short-term dynamic therapy, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral, somatic-based, and spiritual approaches. I have also received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Click here to read my Personalized approach to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Emotionally Focused Therapy is the premier approach in regards to couples therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), seeks to help couples connect on a deeply emotional level to create lasting, meaningful, secure, vibrant and safe relationships. Although there is no guarantee in therapy, research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.

My desire is that you won't just go to therapy but that you would experience therapy. Most importantly I will engage therapy in a way that is specific to your needs and at a pace that is comfortable for you. It truly would be an honor to work with you. If for some reason you are not satisfied with our work together than I would be more than happy to make some referrals. This journey is about what is best for you, not for me. Call to schedule an appointment today. I truly look forward to meeting you.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

As a way to give back to my community during this difficult time, I am offering a few Teletherapy slots for a discounted fee of $125 a session. I have two more slots available. They are going fast, so set up an appointment today!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic

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