Dr. Mark Schwarze

Dr. Mark Schwarze is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education. He also coordinates the addiction counseling certificate housed in the clinical mental health counseling program. 

He has a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from North Carolina State University and a master's degree in service agency counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor.

His research interests include mindfulness interventions in counseling, addictions therapy improvement, and counselor education program development.

In 2020, he received the Ella Stephens Barrett Professional Leadership Award from North Carolina Counseling Association

Dr. Schwarze is active in many professional organizations, inlcuding the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, North Carolina Counselor Association, and North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is currently serving as the chair of the North Carolina Board for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors.

He lives in Boone, North Carolina, with his wife Chasity, son River and their dog Lily.

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Selected Publications

  • Hammonds, D. S. & Schwarze, M. J. (2019) Toward Oral Assessment in Counselor Education: Practice Based Measurement of Competence in Pre-Practicum Experiences, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2019.1632770
  • Mosser, J., Schwarze, M. J., Sullivan, O., Rock, M., & Anderson, B. (2019). Use of narrative therapy with midlife clients in career transition. The North Carolina Counseling Journal, 14(1), 25-33.
  • Warren, J. M., & Schwarze, M. J. (2017). Exploring internship experiences of counselors-in-training through pinterest: A consensual analysis. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 9(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/92.1139
  • Schwarze, M. J. & Gerler, E. (2015). Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in individual sessions to reduce stress and increase mindfulness: An exploratory study with nursing students. The Professional Counselor, 5(1), 54-67.

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Title: Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Department: Department of Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6046

Office address
314 C
College of Education Building