Dr. Mark Rider has been in private practice in the Southlake, Colleyville and Grapevine area for 25 years, specializing in grief and trauma, individual and couples counseling, ADHD assessment, neurofeedback and biofeedback, medication and amino acid management, and music therapy.
Dr. Rider currently accepts BCBS, Tricare, UHC, Aetna, and Humana insurances. To fill out a consent form, see Forms below.
OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY MAY 1 FOR RENOVATIONS FOLLOWING FREEZE DAMAGE
VIRTUAL SESSIONS WILL REMAIN THE SAME (SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
See RevisioningCenterforGriefandTrauma.com for Revisioning homework exercises to help improve mood during this crisis.
This innovative new therapy was developed by Dr. Rider and Lynn Heselton, M.S. Revisioning is a technique that achieves rapid relief from complicated grief and PTSD. This technique uses the principle of simulated re-attachment to activate the mirror neuron system of the brain and eliminate symptoms of grief and PTSD, including depression, loss of self-identity, flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, and anxiety. Additionally, chemical addictions and chronic pain are also reduced following Revisioning. Please call to find out more about this highly successful therapy.
Revisioning is now available in book and Kindle formats, and explains the theory, case studies, clinical research, and practicing guidelines for this technique.
For more information, see RevisioningCenterforGriefandTrauma.com
See Forms below to fill out either the Grief or PTSD assessment before coming in for a Revisioining session.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)
CES is the use of microcurrents delivered by a device which has received FDA approval for the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, and pain. Serotonin and endorphins can be activated within minutes for long-term relief of these conditions.
Dr. Mark Rider employs a wide variety of counseling approaches including client-centered therapy for those needing primarily support. EMDR and Cognitive Therapy are more interactive styles that are utilized for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. With couples, Imago therapy presents a highly successful structure for increasing communication and emotional intimacy.
Always Another Way
Dr. Rider is a Certified Prescribing Psychologist and manages most of his patients' medications through their primary care physicians. Amino acid supplementation has proven to be a safe alternative for most mild to moderate ADHD. Dr. Rider has been trained by the foremost authorities and labs in the country on the use of amino acids.
Have you been experiencing difficulty in any of the following activities without being depressed or sad: Taking a shower, dressing, self-grooming, cooking, brushing one's teeth, exercising, getting out of bed, preparing meals, doing chores, returning calls, shopping, parenting, meeting work demands, or decision-making?
You may very likely be experiencing what psychiatrists call “psychomotor retardation” or motor fatigue. While it can be a symptom of depression, it can also exist alone, as it has been during the pandemic. This “emotional lockdown fatigue” we’re all feeling is caused by a depletion of oxytocin. Oxytocin primes the motor system which is why we feel fatigued when it declines.
What can we do to increase oxytocin during lockdown fatigue? First, oxytocin is not so much the “love drug” (which is dopamine), but the “imitation” chemical. Our brains, and especially the mirror neuron network, love to imitate. Imitation helps us feel in-synch with others. We fall “in-like” and “in-love” by being in-synch with others. Therefore, try to do things that involve imitation and watch motor fatigue, or “psychomotor retardation,” decline and energy and happiness become restored.
Things to do to reduce motor fatigue involving imitation are as follows:
Board games, playing sports, talking and/or walking together
Watching videos of sewing, cooking, yoga, dance, exercise, painting, guitar lesson, etc.
while doing the same activities simultaneously
Casual and sexual touch
Doing the chores together
Smiling at others
Please go to JoinGoToMeeting.com and download the app on your phone or computer. At your appointment time we will send you a 9 digit code to start your session. Enter your name if prompted.
Dr. Rider takes Blue Cross, Tricare, United Healthcare, Humana, and Aetna. Cigna and UNUM clients will have to file their own claims. He does NOT take Medicare, Magellan, or Ambetter.
We do not conduct neuropsychology or forensic testing. We do not write ESA letters. We also do not fill out disability forms as this detracts from the therapeutic process.
We currently see adults only (18 up) unless referred by another health professional or for ADD testing.