Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mark Mayfield

Meet Dr. Mark Mayfield

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Non-Profit Leadership and Management (Walden University)
  • M.A., Community Counseling (Denver Seminary)
  • B.A., Youth Ministry (Colorado Christian University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Board Certified Counselor
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Mark Mayfield has extensive experience within the realm of substance abuse (primarily with the adolescent population), doing 10-15 groups a week early in his career. He has worked with gang members in the inner-city of Denver, developed adolescent and family therapy programs working with at-risk youth, provided in-home family therapy and multi-systemic family therapy, and has developed equine facilitated psychotherapy groups for child and adolescent survivors of mental and/or emotional struggles. Mayfield's doctoral research focused the effects of equine facilitated psychotherapy on veteran survivors with partial or full PTSD. He has been published in a human growth and development textbook and has recently been published in Focus and Brio magazines.

Currently, Mayfield is a contributing author to Focus on the Family's Marriage division and is also currently working on a book for parents on self-injury and suicide. It will be published within the next year.

Mayfield has lived in Colorado for almost 26 years, he is married to his wonderful wife, Sarah, and together, they have two beautiful daughters. In his free time, he enjoy running, hiking, camping, fishing, working with horses, reading classic books, and cooking gourmet meals for his family.

Mayfield is founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which serves over 11,000 appointments a year. He also conducts therapy with families, couples, individuals, and groups and has a passion to provide exceptional care for military service members and their families. He also trains other clinicians through LPCC supervision.

Presentations at Professional Meetings
  • Mayfield, M. (2017). The messy embrace: Where hope and pain collide. Springs Mental Health Summit. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Mayfield M., & Aust, S. (2016). Complex trauma: Brain, body and spirit integration in symptomology and healing. 90-minute Presentation at the Colorado Counseling Association Conference. Denver,  Colorado.
  • Mayfield M. (2014). Equine facilitated psychotherapy: A viable experiential alternative? Round Table Presentation at the International Association for Counseling Conference. Victoria, British Columbia.  
  • Mayfield, M. (2014) Cultural diversity and families. Lecture at Walden University Residency 3. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mayfield M., & Jordan, L. (2014). Serving those who serve: CE workshops for counselors focused on support for military, veterans, and family members. Round Table Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Moran, Wyoming.
  • Flamez, B., Francis, J., Mark, C., Ordway, A., Hall, F., Mayfield, M., & Moore, M. (2015). Counselor Competency in Divorce and Disputes with Military Families. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Mayfield, S. & Mayfield, M. (2018, Aug). Are you communicating or just talking: Tips for connecting   with your parents so you feel heard. Brio Magazine.
  • Mayfield, M. (2018, Oct/Nov). How to start the conversation with your kids about suicide. Focus on The Family Magazine.
  • Mayfield, M. (in progress). Self-injury and suicide: A parents guide. Focus on the Family. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Book Chapters
  • Glowiak, M., & Mayfield, M. (2016). Middle childhood: Physical and cognitive development. In D. Capuzzi & M. C. Stauffer (Eds.), Human development across the life span: Applications for counseling. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley Publishing Company.    
  • Glowiak, M., & Mayfield, M. (2016). Middle childhood: Emotional and social development. In D. Capuzzi & M. C. Stauffer (Eds.), Human development across the life span: Applications for counseling. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley Publishing Company.
  • Mayfield, M., Glowiak, M., Erber, N., & Burkhart, R. (in progress). Behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy: Techniques and interventions. In B. Flamez (Eds.), Introduction to marriage, couples, and family counseling. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.