Mark Fellin specializes in working with teens who are living with severe mental illness and their families and anger management. Mark is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of mental health and addictions with teens, adults and families. Mark works with teens and families with a recent diagnosis of depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or other related psychotic disorders. He provides psycho-education, support, system navigation and solution-focused therapy for the young people and their families on their treatment journey. Mark has extensive experience navigating mental health systems, psychiatric services, housing and support programs. Mark also works to support teens with anger management. He provides cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy to help teens to learn how to manage their anger and regulate their emotions. Mark is currently a Program Manager for outpatient mental health programs at St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton.
Mark also provides financial family therapy. Mark works at the intersection of the practical and the emotional areas of finance. On the practical side, this includes developing strategies and systems to help parents plan for their children’s education, or other future goals. On the emotional side, Mark explores how parents/families view money and the differences in views on how to financial plan and support their children.
Mark is especially interested in working with families who hold differing views of child-related expenses and/or live with anxiety or confusion about money and how they will plan for their families’ financial future. Mark is also interested in working with individuals who are looking for support for financial planning for children or future generations. He enjoys providing both financial education and psychoeducation.
Mark’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is holistic and strengths-based. He draws from evidence-based practice to tailor treatment for clients using narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, interpersonal and client-centred therapies.
Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Social Worker.