When I began working with Mark, we created a contract which included a number of issues on which I wanted to work. Mark and I recently revisited that contract and virtually none of the issues still exist. through this process, Mark has taught me many things, including that I have the ability to face my fears, and that as long as I continue to work and be mindful, I will continue to expand my ability to live as fully and openly as I choose. It’s all in my hands.
Mark has made an incredible difference in my life. Thank you Mark; you helped clear my path, you gave me a map and you helped me reach my goals. Simply put, Mark helps, and I will always be grateful.
Mark’s therapeutic work has been very effective for me personally. I worked with him to create the life I hoped to have and I now enjoy exactly that: a life that I get to share with a loving spouse and a beautiful child. He has taught me how to move beyond the patterns of the past and to recognize the role that my family and childhood played in creating these patterns. I cannot recommend Mark highly enough.
Mark Armiento’s intuitive skills compliment his clinical expertise. Mark is able to quickly assess a clients core and guide that client to a state of intrinsic desire to succeed. Mark’s ability to help his client open their inner eye so they realize their potential is real and attainable allows the client to flow from indecision and inadequacy to stability and success daily . Most remarkable is that they do so simply because they think they can.
Mark has helped me open my heart and soul to the spiritual side of my life. By working with Mark and learning how to meditate, I have been able to connect more deeply to myself and to others. Both my personal and professional relationships have improved. I feel my professional work is now more in line with who I am as a spiritual person, as well. There is harmony between what I do everyday and who I am. This is the best gift anyone could teach us. I have immense gratitude and respect for Mark.
From the moment I met Mark, I knew I met someone special. I’ve worked with many therapists over the past ten years, each of whom have taught me something valuable about how certain events in my childhood may relate to who I have become today. Mark, on the other hand, lends a different approach to self-discovery and wellness. He focuses more on what is going on in the PRESENT and offers realistic strategies to conquer challenges. He does not dismiss the past as an important part of you, nor does he ignore the future as an opportunity to reach your goals; but more importantly, he teaches you to stay centered and calm on what is going on in life as it is happening. Mark is a gifted healer who listens, offers sage advice and truly cares about your well-being.
My life has been, and continues to be, delightfully blessed with the deep care and loving teaching of Mark Armiento. Nine years ago, Mark helped lift me out of despair and showed me how to become closer to my true self and higher power in order to climb to heights of love and happiness I so dearly deserved. I was guided to Mark at the right time and have benefited tremendously through his patient teaching of meditation, consultations and life-changing Soul Quest retreat. I am forever grateful to this man who lives life with peace, purpose and integrity, helping so many see the gifts they are blessed with and how richly life can be lived. As a direct result, I live in joy every day and share these blessings with everyone I meet! What an enormous contribute to life Mark Armiento is!
My work with Mark has been life-changing, or perhaps better explained as life-inspiring. Through my therapy sessions with him, Mark has not only given me a broad lens with which to view both psychological and physiological health, but also my spiritual wellness. That broader lens has allowed me to really understand the interconnectedness of the elements of holistic health – health for the whole being. Mark’s calm and spiritual demeanor are a constant source of inspiration and support. Our sessions together are always a place where I find a gentle ear, a true confidant, and a wise and reflective caring response.
I saw Mark for therapeutic counseling over approximately a two-three year period. Mark was able to get to the heart of my issues very quickly and handled them with care, compassion, practicality, and skill. He also treated me for the trauma I experienced related to 9-11. As part of my therapy, Mark taught me the basics of meditation, and helped me to appreciate its value. Periodically, I see Mark for a “tune-up” and always feel enlightened and healthier after doing so. Mark is a wonderful counselor and human being.
Mark Armiento is a true professional in his craft. His dedication is unparalled and goes beyond his professional commitment and is felt on a personal level with every interaction. Mark is thorough and thoughtful in his approach and resolves issues by listening first and seeking to understand. He is a tremendous individual by all accounts. I strongly endorse Mark Armiento and would readily recommend him to anyone seeking his services. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
So I am thinking of you a lot this week. I am feeling reflective because this Thursday I celebrated 20 years of recovery and sobriety (I know, can you believe it!). I think back to my early years and you were such a big part of propelling me forward to such bigger and deeper levels of myself, life, recovery and healing. You shared your wings with me and I have held them close since. Because of who you are, your guidance, support and role modeling, I have held on to all these gifts. You helped me to achieve a deep sense of spirituality, meaning and purpose. There are very few men in my life that I hold in high esteem- you are surely on that short list! And if that weren’t enough you helped Matt and I before we got married to really deepen our level of communication and support for one another. Thank you Mark for all your generous and thoughtful gifts that you gave to me and countless others!
My personal journey with Mark began in December at a time when I knew that a change was needed. My life was going through many difficult choices and obstacles and I needed someone to help direct me on a path that was challenging and to face the reasons why these obstacles were preventing me from having a fulfilling and peaceful life. As I struggled with a pending divorce and trying to raise children with difficult issues of their own, Mark had the grace of faith, trust and support like no other individual that I have ever known before. It is my belief that God has blessed Mark with these gifts because it is innate and comes so naturally to him and for me, the peace that I have wanted to achieve is coming into a life which has been stagnant for quite some time. In addition, to my own personal pain and issues, Mark has helped my own son, through his own issues with substance abuse and the realization of his own pain and the self-sabotage which he now is facing and trying to make amends and in which only a compassionate, empathetic and patient individual such as Mark can do. He has the incredible ability to make you process your pain, find your voice to express that pain, and then through his guidance help you find the “path” that you need to seek and need to focus on. I certainly am in gratitude for the tremendous support, faith, and trust that Mark has done for myself and my family. I often call and describe him as my “guru” because he is exactly that. I feel blessed that Mark has been an unwavering force in mine and my children’s lives.
Your approach is exceptional , compassionate and inviting. I have worked with several others in your field. None has made feel so comfortable as you. You provide a safe haven for all. We are blessed to have you in our lives.
Mark is an inspiration and motivator. His ability to meet a person where they are, assess where they have been and then motivate them to move forward to reach their full potential in spite of the crippling fear that has trapped them in mediocrity is deliverance from bondage. Mark’s remarkable ability to encourage a person to reach deep inside their core and allow their talent and strength to propel them forward into the successful, fulfilling life that they have desired but never reached due to self sabotage for years is nothing short of miraculous. Mark’s creative ways of motivating a person to live life, embracing new paths and pushing oneself beyond their comfort zone while releasing the negativity that prevented them from soaring to new heights and lighting the lamp within themselves is reprieve from death. Mark awakens the reflecting pool in our minds so the clear circle of brightness allows us to blossom. My life today is proof of the above.
Almost 20 years ago, a shy, insecure, insanely pained 19 year old embarked on a journey that would absolutely CHANGE my life. I was scared out of my mind but was encouraged by so many to take the leap of faith and go on Mark’s retreat to “find my soul”. And boy did I. I left my house angry, resentful, hurt, feeling unworthy and insignificant-and returned a completely different woman. This Soul Quest retreat was the turning point to my life’s healing and recovery.
Everyone has the realization that the things that have been in one’s life are just not right or those things just don’t work any more. My personal journey with Mark happened this past year and it was one that I wished happened much sooner. But sometimes you just don’t realize the tremendous pain that you are in until the pain slowly passes and you get that ultimate epiphany of self awareness only to ask yourself, “Why did you put up with all that?” But you soon realize such because you found a compassionate and empathetic individual such as Mark who enables you to process that pain, direct it to an inner peace where you can safely express that pain, and then ultimately have the voice to continue working on yourself to be whom you have always meant to be. While I have been going through a tumultuous divorce and having my children who have had their own personal issues of their own, Mark has exhibited the grace of unwavering faith and trust as no other person that I have ever met. His guidance, knowledge, and commitment to helping me and my family have been incredulous and miraculous. He has an innate ability to help you discover the cause of your unhappiness and while you may think it is insurmountable, you find that peace and happiness that you have been searching for and the reason that you went to see him in the first place. God has blessed Mark with this ability. Although, I often call Mark and describe Mark as my “guru”, I am truly blessed to call him my friend.