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Mark Mayfield

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. 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. Dr. 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 several magazines. His first book, “Help! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents” is a practical support for parents and care-givers. His second book The Loneliness Epidemic will be available Fall of 2021 through NavPress.
Dr. Mayfield has lived in Colorado since 1991, he is married to his wonderful wife, Sarah, and together, they have two beautiful daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, camping, fishing, working with horses, reading classic books, and cooking gourmet meals for his family.
Dr. Mayfield is founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which serves over 15,000 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.


PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MA, Denver Seminary - Littleton, CO United States

BA, Colorado Christian University - Lakewood, CO United States

Public Service

Small Acts of Great Kindness, The Partnership of Health and Human Services, Member

The Classical Academy, Board of Directors - Colorado Springs, CO United States

Switch On Your Brain, Board of Directors

Colorado Counseling Association, President-Elect


Mayfield, M. A. The Loneliness Epidemic.

Mayfield, M. A. (2020). Help! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Parents Guide.

Mayfield, M. A., Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. D., Glowiak, M. V. (2016). Middle childhood: Emotional and social development. .

Mayfield, M. A., Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. D., Glowiak, M. V. (2016). Middle childhood: Physical and cognitive development. .


Mayfield, M. A. (2019). The messy embrace: Learning to lead from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework. . Compassion International.

Mayfield, M. A. (2019). The Messy Embrace. Mayfield Counseling Centers.

Mayfield, M. A. (2019). Mental Health and the Church. New Life Church.

Mayfield, M. A. (2018). Private Practice 101. Colorado Counseling Association.

Mayfield, M. A. (2018). Counseling Families with Care. New Life Church.

Mayfield, M. A. (2016). Complex trauma: Brain, body and spirit integration in symptomology and healing. Colorado Counseling Association.

Mayfield, M. A. (2014). Equine facilitated psychotherapy: A viable experiential alternative? . International Association for Counseling.