Authentic Freedom Counseling Center, PLC 




Mark J. Hillenbrand, MSW, LISW

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Indiana University in 1988. He successfully completed his Masters of Social Work at the University of Iowa in 2006. Mark completed two years post-graduate training in psychotherapy and pastoral counseling in 2008.

Mark is trained in counseling interventions designed to positively impact stress, life adjustments and marital issues as well as psychological concerns such as addictions, depression and anxiety.

Mark specializes in assisting individuals to overcome the challenges associated with the diagnosis of traumatic illness. He has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families impacted by illnesses that include HIV/AIDS, Huntington's Disease and Hepatitis. Mark holds an independent clinical social worker license from the State of Iowa.

Mark is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Phi Alpha National Honors Society. He has twice presented his work on traumatic illness and the development of the self at the National Conference on HIV/AIDS and Social Work.



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Authentic Freedom Counseling Center, PLC  

4211 Grand Ave, Suite 12
Des Moines, IA 50312

Office/Scheduling (515) 277-0814
Fax (515) 255-9900
Alternate (515) 208-3511

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