Mark Purcell, MS, LPCC

Lighthouse Counseling & Consulting was founded in 2008 by Mark Purcell, MS, LPCC, with the intention of offering privateconfidential and affordable psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups, and to provide professional trainings and mental health consulting services to individuals, families, agencies and organizations.

  • Licensed Psychotherapist for nearly 25 years
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (KY)
  • Licensed Psychological Associate (KY)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL)
  • Certified Secondary School Teacher (KY)

Mark has earned many accomplishments and has a wide variety of experience in the mental health and academic fields, including the following:

  • Founding Director/Owner of Lighthouse Counseling & Consulting
  • Founding Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Unit at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY (1987-1988)
  • Founding Director of the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU) in Jamestown, KY (2004-2008)
  • Director of the Assessment and Career Counseling Center at Somerset Technical College (1998-2000)
  • Educational Advisor for the Seminole Tribe of Florida (2001-2002)
  • Clinical Director of Casa de Vida
    (a long term residential drug rehab program)
    in Tucson, Arizona (1992-1994)
  • Psychology Instructor at Eastern Kentucky University (1987-1988) and Somerset Community College (1986-1987 and 1996-1998)
  • Board Member & Facilitator of the Consumer Support Group for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Somerset Chapter (2005 to present)
  • Vice-President, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Somerset (KY) Chapter, 2005
  • President, Somerset Technical Education Association (local KEA chapter), 1999-2000
  • President, Psychology Graduate Student Organization, 1985
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Mid Cumberland Counselors’ Assoc., 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Staff Assembly at Somerset Technical College, 1999-2000
  • Regional Representative, Florida Mental Health Counselors’ Assoc., 2003
  • Kentucky Chief Examiner for GED, 1998-2000
  • Florida Certified DUI Program Evaluator & Supervisor, 1989-90
  • Arizona Certified Secondary School Teacher 1993-94, (English/sociology)
  • Kentucky State Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, 1987-89
  • Published poet and author