If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering if I can help you.
You’re tired of the same fight over and over again.
You’re tired of the sleepless nights and going to bed angry.
You’re tired of feeling so tired.
You don’t want to go on feeling like your relationship is doomed.
I get it. And I can help.
I’m Mark Cagle, a licensed professional counselor, and my passion is helping distressed couples discover new and meaningful ways to connect with each other so they can have a (love) life worth living.
As a husband and father of three very spirited girls, I understand that being a partner and a parent is tough sometimes.
While I work with couples of all ages, working with new parents and expectant couples holds a special place in my heart. Few therapists have specialized training to work with couples. I seek out new opportunities to further my knowledge and skills.
When we work together, I will help you to identify repetitive negative patterns that have pushed you and your partner apartfrom one another and kept you from moving closer. You’ll learn ways to manage your stress and anxiety. You’ll be able to handle what life throws your way. You’ll be able to more openly communicate your thoughts and feelings to your partner without fear of rejection, enabling you to enrich and strengthen the bond between you.
Being in a secure, loving relationship is the springboard for a happy, healthy life. I believe that everyone has an underlying need and desire to be connected with another. It’s our human nature; we are wired for connection.
If you're here for the more personal about me stuff...
I was born and raised here in Texas, originally from the Houston/Galveston area. I left there to follow my sweetheart (now wife of ten years) out to Lubbock where I attended Texas Tech.
We moved to the Dallas area after we graduated to be closer to her family. We then welcomed our first wonderful daughter into the world… then a second… and most recently, a third.
No, we aren’t going to “try” for a boy. Yes, we may have another child, but I won’t be disappointed in the slightest if it’s another girl.
In my free time (holds back laughter), I like to play video games or read. I’m a nerd and proud of it!
I love Mexican food and sushi (though probably not at the same time).
I enjoy spending time with my girls and constantly find myself in awe of how they are changing and growing.
If you're here for the more professional, résumé-type about me details...
I completed my undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University where I majored in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. I then spent some time working in restaurants and in retail before returning to school to complete my Master’s degree.
I graduated from Amberton University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. I then had the privilege of being a stay-at-home father to my eldest daughter for several months while my wife was still teaching. During this time, I also worked part-time teaching SAT prep. In the following summer, I began working at a local mental health hospital.
I completed the remainder of my internship at a local crisis center where I developed skills in crisis management and suicide risk evaluation. I am a certified crisis worker through the American Association of Suicidology.
I now have the honor and privilege of walking daily with couples on their journeys into loving attachment. My passion is to build healthy, happy families- one client (or couple) at a time.
I am a licensed professional counselor here in the state of Texas- #71799.
I am also a member of Postpartum Support International and an advocate for prenatal and postnatal mental health care. I also work to increase awareness and understanding about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, specifically in regard to their effect on men.
I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. It is through the incorporation of these two modalities that I help my clients identify, adjust, and overcome their negative thoughts and behaviors.