– Substance Abuse Specialist
(602) 494-1515 Office
(602) 494-3131 Fax
Notice: Due to my planned retirement at the end of March 2022, I will only be accepting clients with short-term needs. Clients experiencing major mental illness, serious addictive difficulties, or suicidal thoughts cannot be considered for services due to this limitation.
Challenges I Work With
- Child & Adolescent Behavior
- Substance Abuse & Addiction
- PTSD / Trauma
- Depression & Mood Disorders
- 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 & board member of www.notMYkid.org, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. Mark is the Chief Clinical Officer at ShareTek, a start-up that leverages technology to address the needs of behavioral health clients. He is a past president of the Arizona Psychological Association and has served as an Emeritus Board Member. He is the current president of the Arizona Psychological Foundation.
A Little About Me
I Grew Up In…
California until age 14, then Arizona
Scuba diving, travel, videography and energy conservation
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
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
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
“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.
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. This group will not be meeting during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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. This group will not be meeting during the COVID-19 crisis.
Scuba in Mexico
Where I Work
8124 E Cactus Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 494-1515 Office
(602) 494-3131 Fax
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