Mark Morris, LCSW

Therapist and Author of Living Yes
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
11 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
  • TRICARE

About Mark Morris, LCSW

MARK'S BOOK, LIVING YES

LIVING YES challenges each of us to understand how life is summoning us based on the choices we are making. We can remain stuck in our resistance, or we can choose to “Live Yes.” Read more at www.LivingYes.org. Please buy a copy today at www.LivingYes.org or on Amazon at http://ow.ly/KDctr.

MARK'S BIO

Mark Morris, LCSW, has done his best to live and evolve his personal understanding of Living Yes as a psychotherapist.  He is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  He has led CBT groups, a Living Yes group, and meditation groups.  He was a professor for fourteen years, and for the eleven years before that, he was a filmmaker.  He has offered substance abuse counseling in a residential 12-step program, provided psychotherapy to anxious and depressed war veterans and Katrina survivors at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and currently helps many individuals and couples in his private practice in New Orleans.

For more information about Mark and his psychotherapy practice, please visit www.markmorrislcsw.com.

HOW MARK CAME TO LIVE YES

Mark completed the More to Life weekend in 1995 and studied for eight years with Dr. K. Bradford Brown, who introduced him to the concept of Living Yes.  Mark has conducted a Living Yes group since 2009.  From those diverse and courageous participants, he has watched how these concepts have been absorbed and applied.  Mark attempts to couple his varied professional experiences with his own personal experiences to offer his vision of how to say “Yes” to life.  He hopes you will join him in this ongoing process.

ABOUT MARK'S PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE

Find immediate relief from your painful emotions using the proven technique of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a relaxed, compassionate, and safe environment. Certified in CBT,* Mark offers a step-by-step solution to achieve mastery over your Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Anger, and Maintain Your Sobriety.

Artists, actors, and musicians can uncover exciting benefits by unlocking your mind's private secrets.

If you're in the New Orleans area, call 504-388-7463 to book an appointment.

Military, veterans, and civilians can erase past trauma using EMDR. Live Yes by opening yourself to your humanity, authenticity, and lovability. Mark's uptown office is conveniently located and easy to reach from Jefferson parish, Tulane University, and the St. Charles Avenue streetcar.

CBT is the gold standard in evidence-based therapy. CBT is a winning technology that enables you to Live Yes. Using your intelligence, learn how your thoughts produce your moods. CBT Mindfulness leads to relaxation and feeling at peace. Call today, and schedule a personal appointment with Mark. Read much more at www.MarkMorrisLCSW.com.

*Mark is the first of two therapists certified in Louisiana by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Aaron T. Beck, MD, Honorary President. To learn about Mark's book, please visit www.LivingYes.org. To learn more about Mark's therapy practice, please visit www.MarkMorrisLCSW.com Get powerful results now. Call 504-388-7463 to schedule an appointment.

MORE DETAIL ABOUT MARK'S PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mark offers services as a cognitive behavioral therapist, CBT and also EMDR. Mark is open to all types of clients but specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and maintaining sobriety. Mark's office is located in uptown New Orleans at 7815 Maple St., near Tulane.

Mark is the first Louisiana-certified Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, which is affiliated with the Beck Institute. Mark holds certifications from the NASW as an ACSW and QCSW. Culminating a 15 year career as a professor, Mark taught at the School of Social Work at Tulane University.

Call 504-388-7463 to book an appointment.

Visit www.MarkMorrisLCSW.com for more about Mark's practice.

Visit www.LivingYes.org for more information about Living Yes, a Handbook for Being Human.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Visit and subscribe to @LivingYes on Facebook or Twitter.

Mark has offered psychotherapy at the Department of Veteran's Affairs and at Bridge House, a residential substance abuse treatment facility in New Orleans. He trained at DePaul Hospital and Catholic Charities.

Mark holds two Masters degrees: a 2005 MSW from the School of Social Work at Tulane University and a 1986 MFA from the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. In 1978, Mark graduated from Brown University with honors.

Mark conducts individual, couples and group therapy. He draws on his broad background to use many therapeutic modalities but focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and his own program, “Living Yes.”

Mark has lived in New Orleans since 1997 and is married to a noted local musician. He has a new grandson.

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Mark Morris, LCSW, MFA, MSW, Living Yes, book, author, cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, 7815 Maple St New Orleans, LA, counseling, [email protected], [email protected], 504-388-7463.

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First let's make sure that the voice is not one you hear outside your head and that it is not giving you commands. If either are the case, please visit a psychiatrist for an accurate assessment.I believe you asking for some support in order to quiet your reactive mind (also called self-talk... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

While not wanting to be alone may not be the best reason to be in a relationship, it is probably more common and normal a reason than you think. Since you seem to care about your friend ("don't want to hurt him"), I imagine there are many other reasons that you are together. I suggest that you... more

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Perhaps more dreaming means that you are making use of your mind to solve problems.  I find that change states, while sometimes difficult, are very exciting.  They give you opportunity to grow more rapidly.  So I say: "congratulations!"  ~Mark (www.MarkMorrisLCSW.com and www.LivingYes.org)

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Many people generate intense anxiety with obsessive thinking. While the nature of your obsession about the afterlife and eternity appear very powerful and unique to you, the pattern of obsessing about one thing/area is common. I suggest that you consider counseling to help you with your anxiety... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Interesting: How much of your issue is your own self-judging and how much of your perception is real?There are many ways to stop judging and self-judging using Cognitive Theory (CBT). You could find a (CBT) counselor/ therapist to help you reduce your judgments. In addition, I've written... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

This seems like two questions. The first is what may have happened to prompt him to back off. The second is what it means to you to have a boyfriend who takes anti-depression medication who says he has "a lot on his mind." Both give you opportunity to look at yourself. Having expectations can be... more

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Are you a teen? This is a really hard problem for more teens (and adults) than let on. When I was about 15, I remember asking my parent's friend, Herman, whether life gets any easier when you get older. He said the problems are actually harder, but you gain the ability to deal with them better... more

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A PTSD diagnosis requires an event which occurred at least 6 months prior to the symptoms. Depression is a common symptom of PTSD, but depression can come from many other sources as well. In the end, diagnoses are systems of behavioral labels. If you believe that one label (PTSD) is worse than... more

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You have an opportunity, but you haven't described a problem. (Are you creating one?) Many families have various members who have different spiritual beliefs and religious practices. Accepting the idea that those with whom we are close may be different from us is the only way to create a world of... more

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Ask the therapist first. They will either tell you how to continue with them in the new job or give you a referral. They also will help your child with the transition. If that fails, ask the agency where your child sees the therapist about next steps. There's an agency director or equivalent who... more

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Did you take the medication the way the psychiatrist prescribed it? Did you follow up with her/him to report how it was going? Different medications work differently with different people. It's not always the first one that helps. And some of the medications take some time to have an effect... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Overwhelming fear, social anxiety and depression are especially painful because they make behaving constructively a challenge. But there are also lots of examples of folks who have successfully worked their way through this. So there is hope! In addition to the suggestion to visit your doctor... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.