Family Psychologist
– Substance Abuse Specialist

(602) 494-1515 Office
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Challenges I Work With

  • Child & Adolescent Behavior
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Anger & Frustration Management
  • Family Challenges
  • Social Skills / Social Thinking
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Death and Loss
  • Academic Challenges
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Teen to Adult Transition
  • Couples Issues

Mark Rohde, Ph.D. graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State, did additional work at ASU, & University of Oxford (England), and was a Mott Foundation Fellow.  He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Union Graduate School / Union Institute and additionally completed three years of training with the Post-Graduate Institute for Family Therapy.  He most often works with children, adolescents & families and frequently employs a combination of individual, family and group psychotherapy.

Mark holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Assessment Psychology and has specialty certification in addictions treatment from the American College of Professional Psychology.  He is a former teacher who has held administrative positions at a private school, an addictions treatment center, a community mental health center, and a residential treatment program.  Mark has twice been recognized for “Distinguished Contributions to Psychology” by the Arizona Psychological Association.

He has an interest in computer applications in psychology and is a founder and board member of, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.  He currently serves as a commissioner on a board within the Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family and he is President of the Arizona Psychological Association.


Professional Associations

  • Arizona Psychological Association – Currently President
  • American Psychological Association – Member
  • American Board of Assessment Psychology – Diplomate


  • Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award, Arizona Psychological Association, 1993 & 2014
  • Certificate of Proficiency – APA College of Professional Psychology, Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Abuse Disorders, 1996+
  • American Board of Assessment Psychology, 1993
  • Max Jones Research Award, Arizona Association of School Psychologists, 1986
  • Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Fellowship, 1980-1981
  • Arizona State University, “Special Scholarship”, 1972
  • Arizona State University, Academic Scholarship, 1970-1972
  • Arizona State University, Medallion of Merit Award, 1970

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

California until age 14, then Arizona


Scuba diving, travel, videography and energy conservation

Favorite Books/Movie/Music/Foods/Band/etc.

Books = something by McCullough, Clancy, Kemprecos, Cussler or Baldacci
Movie = “The Longest  Day”
Food = Thai, Mexican or German
Bands = Moody Blues, Metallica

I’m Known For…

Creativity, humor, energy and connecting

One Person I Wish I Could Meet or Could Have Met

Benjamin Franklin

My Most Embarrassing Moment

Whoa . . . it’s too embarrassing!

Something I’m Very Proud Of

My wife and son

The Craziest Thing I’ve Done

Scuba diving with sharks in Cuba

My Greatest Annoyance

Political gridlock

An Important Thing I Learned as a Child or Teen

Losses create gains – gains create losses

My Worst Job Ever

It’s a tie – working as a night janitor and a summer job on a highway road crew between Ahwatukee and Casa Grande

Favorite Quotes

“When you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t
matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

Something I Would Love to Achieve

Solve a Rubik’s Cube without a guidebook

One Item I Should Definitely Get Rid of But Probably Won’t

Old hiking boots

One of My Favorite Games/Toys When I Was a Child

Not exactly a toy, but I loved my microscope

If I Were Not Able to Use Any Electronic Devices for a Week, I Would…

Enjoy the peace.

Counseling Groups

The Elementary School Group has kids from seven to eleven and has generally focused on pro-social skills, attention control, and self-esteem enhancement.  The group typically has 5-7 members and meets for 60 minutes on alternate Thursdays at 6:20 p.m. at the Phoenix office.

The Middle School Group is for eleven to fourteen years olds and focused on transitional issues involving school and developmental changes that are important to this age group.  Common topics include identity, dealing with peer pressure, school problems, dealing with family conflicts, and decision making.  The group typically has six to eight members and meets on alternate Thursdays at 6:20 p.m. at the Phoenix location.


The students in the High School Behavioral Health Group typically include ninth through twelfth graders, but we sometimes include a mature eighth grader.  A lot of the focus in this group in on taking responsibility one’s self and accepting our own and others’ limitations.  Many of the students are dealing with family conflicts, others are struggling with school and still others are coping with depression, OCD or problems with anxiety.  Peer relationships are frequently a topic in the group.  Students in this group must commit to being drug-free.  The High School Group typically has 8-10 participants and meets for 70 minutes  on alternate Tuesdays at 7:20 p.m. at the North Scottsdale office.

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The students in the High School Substance Use Recovery Group are typically referred by parents or school officials after concerns have been raised about their use of drugs or alcohol.  In the group we talk about the etiology of use, physiological & psychological implications of use, and strategies for coping with the impulses to use illicit substances.  While most participants are in high school, some middle-schoolers may be appropriate.  Regular drug testing is initially required and students who are not successful in dealing with their addictive issues are referred to an Intensive Outpatient Program, like the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).  The group usually has 8-10 participants and meets for 70 minutes on alternative Tuesdays at 7:20 p.m. at the North Scottsdale location.

The Young Adult Substance Use Recovery Group is devoted to providing the skills and mindset that will move clients toward rewarding relationships, careers, and lifestyles. Most group members are in the 20’s and 30’s and have completed primary addictions treatment either in an intensive outpatient or residential program.  The group meets for 60 minutes on alternative Thursdays at 7:20 p.m. at the Phoenix Office.  Most clients are also involved in concurrent individual or family counseling.


My Office.
Scuba in Mexico

Age 11.

Scottsdale Office.


Scuba in Mexico

Where I Work

Scottsdale Office

8124 E Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(602) 494-1515 Office
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Phoenix Office

3040 E Cactus Road
Suite 6
Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 494-1515
(602) 494-3131 Fax

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