Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Myers.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started out working for a large group Private Practice in 1990. This was my first exposure to this type (private practice) of work and I immensely enjoyed. It allowed my freedom and independence, as well as job satisfaction. It was a great learning experience. I was offered a position at an agency I previously worked for to develop their private practice. Unfortunately, it was not a good fit. I went to another practice and realized the same feelings presented themselves. I really enjoyed making my own decisions and acting on ideas at the pace (expedient) that is most comfortable for me. It was then I decided to strike out on my own,
My wife, who is also in the field (mental health) was not only supportive of me venturing out but also worked with me. Our practice grew to nine employees. As my practice grew, so did my responsibilities. Unfortunately, I was not able to administratively address the needs of my staff which also affected the clients and referral sources I was working with. My wife and I felt we needed to do something different.
Our office was one hour away from where we lived. The long commutes and hours prompted us to move closer to home. I now work in the same community that I live in.
My wife and three other staff work with me. We feel very connected with the community and its resources. At first, we were unsure about taking a chance and moving to another location. This decision not only allowed me more time with my family but able to create and implement services I would not have been able to do prior to me changing locations.
Has it been a smooth road?
Our biggest struggle was when we were in our prior location. I felt like I was running in quicksand. I did not have the administrative support or staffing that I do now. Although it was difficult in leaving my larger practice I had set up, I realize this was not only the best decision for me and my family but the clients I serve as well. The move allowed me to build on the services I offer. I can now offer my clients and the community additional resources such as community presentations, podcasts, newsletters, and educational video.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Myers Counseling Group – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Myers Counseling Group offers mental health and substance abuse services. We specialize in children adolescents, substance abuse, anger management, family counseling, and other (anxiety, depression) mental health issues. My wife and I both offer presentations to the community on various substance abuse and mental health topics. I am most proud of when I walk into my office in the morning and see my name on that door. I know that I offer quality services to my clients and take great satisfaction in doing it.
I am well connected to the community I live in as well as offering resources to others. I have put together many blogs, videos, podcasts, and newsletter, as additional resources for clients and professionals. The passion I have for owning my own practice is equal to doing the type of work that I do.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I grew up in the City of Chicago, I have great memories and experiences from childhood and adulthood. The culture, diversity, and people are what makes Chicago great.
Although I live in the suburbs now, I still consider Chicago home.
- Address: Mark Myers
300 Memorial drive, suite 200
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
- Website: www.myerscounseling.com
- Phone: (815) 308-3368
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: myerscounseling
- Twitter: myersgroup
- Yelp: Myers Counseling Group
- Other: http://myerscounseling.com/blog/