Mark Ventrella

Clinical Director


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Mark completed a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School in 1985. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor in South Dakota, USA. Mark has worked extensively as a counsellor/administrator and staff psychologist in private not-for-profit counselling agencies in Illinois and South Dakota, USA. He began serving cross-cultural workers in Southeast Asia in 2010 through SIL Global Counselling. In addition to his role as the Clinical Director at The Well, Mark is the SIL – Asia Counselling Coordinator. Mark is trained in clinical supervision and supervises both the clinical and soul care teams at The Well.

Mark has experience working with couples, families, and individuals around mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression), anger/domestic violence, and disorders that arise out of trauma, constant transition and stress. Mark also has experience in conducting psychological evaluations for children and adults and is a master facilitator for “Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help”. He facilitates trainings in crisis counselling and debriefing, is a parenting educator and leads workshops on maintaining health on the field, healthy marriage, adapting to change, managing anger and stress, understanding anxiety and depression, effective communication in work and relationships, cross-cultural team building, and more. He and his wife have been married for 36 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren. They have been serving in SE Asia since 2010.