Hello! I’m Mark

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mark Verkler (MSSW, LMFT) is the founder of Samaritan’s Well, an Elder at UPPERROOM Dallas, and has over 30 years of counseling (individuals, marriage, and family) and ministry experience. In the 90’s he was the Clinical Coordinator at the Dallas Suicide and Crisis Center. Mark has also been the Program Director of an Inpatient Treatment program.  Since 2003, He has owned a private counseling practice in Richardson, Texas. He is experienced in hosting seminars, podcasts, and intensives teaching essential principles on healing and growth.  


Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Individual Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Affair Recovery
  • Grief

My Approach & Values

My hope is to help address the needs of your spirit and soul, emotional needs, and psychological needs through counseling. I want to provide a safe and compassionate space with wisdom and guidance to help bring you towards peace, inner healing, and emotional and spiritual freedom.


The most rewarding and impactful part of my story has been seeing the many people who have become vulnerable and seen positive growth in their story. One of the most precious messages in the Bible is “weep with those who weep.” I have sat with so many people and seen so many tears, remembering that those who sow tears, will reap joy.


I want to help you with your vital relationships with yourself, with others, and with God. Most people come to me with either emotional or spiritual needs, or both. My plan is to meet you where you are, and to help you with the issues that you’re struggling with right now.

My Experience

  • 35+ years of outpatient therapy
  • Clinical Coordinator at the Dallas Suicide & Crisis Center
  • Elder at Upper Room Dallas

My Education

  • Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington

I Work With Individuals, Couples, and Families

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Individual Therapy

I offer individual therapy for a variety of issues including grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
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Couples Therapy

I offer couples therapy for various issues including affair recovery, grief, conflict, and more.

Thank you Mark for your spiritual healing and feeling me recover from trauma. Mark’s soul senses seminar was divine. In it, I began to learn how to get in touch with my emotions in a way I had not for a very long time. Marks holy sprit led approach to recovery is extremely more valuable than the typical LPC, LMFT, LSW psychoanalytic only approach. Mark really taps into The Lord for direction and breakthrough. I leave each session with assignments and ways to foster growth on my own. I’m grateful to have found Mark through Gateway Church Frisco.

Gillian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love Mark. He has walked with me through so many places where I had felt shame or fear from my past, and in which I feel at peace now. He has been a great blessing to me and my family through his warm, personal manner and amazing memory of my own story. Highly recommend.

Sean ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I am so pleased with what Samaritan’s Well has done for me. I was totally against counseling until I met Mark! He is helping me out of a 50 year life of pain. It is never too late to receive help and to get on the path that God has already planned out for you. Don’t waste one more day of your life suffering. I am on my road to recovery today because of what God is doing through Samaritan’s Well Christian Counseling

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