Mark Antczak is Anxiety Canada’s in-house Registered Clinical Counsellor and Clinical Educator. His primary role is facilitating the online Mindshift Anxiety Groups and consulting on mental health anxiety programming to ensure resources are grounded in evidence based practice. He brings a decade of experience working with mental health in various environments and populations by providing individual and group counselling, mental health education programming, and conducting research while completing his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He’s found great fulfillment providing support and treatment over the years to University students, youth in Vancouver’s DTES, first responders, and cancer survivors.
Mark’s other work that informs his expertise includes his four years of practice as a Behavioural Assistant and Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice at the Vancouver CBT Centre. He specializes in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to adults with anxiety spectrum disorders with a particular emphasis placed on the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, and Specific Phobias (amongst other anxiety disorders). His objective is to improve quality of life through lasting and meaningful change using a warm, collaborative, client-centered approach to ensure that treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Mark primarily utilizes CBT in his treatment, but also pulls from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Mark is passionate about providing evidence based treatment to those suffering from anxiety and increasing accessibility to mental health resources and support for individuals who may otherwise face barriers and restrictions. He believes that through strategic community partnership and use of modern technology, getting connected with mental health literature and treatment can be much more attainable.