Mark B. McOmber, MS, MSW, LCSW
Certified Life/Relationship Coach
Being a successful entrepreneur and small business owner himself, Mark McOmber is uniquely qualified to help other hardworking men and women in business to find peace, harmony, and love in committed relationships, where conflict has entered in.
After obtaining a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Mark did individual and marriage therapy for the US Air Force for five years, then continued doing psychotherapy and couples counseling as the founder and director of North Star Counseling in Clovis, CA for over 30 years.
Mark is a caring and non-judgmental licensed counselor and certified coach with decades of success in helping couples create their dream relationship.
When not helping couples, Mark loves being with his wife of over 40 years and their grandchildren.
You may learn more about Mark at https://polarisrelationshipcoaching.com/
Mark has been a Godsend for me and my husband. Mark keeps God a part of the process, as we requested. We like this. We had been struggling to keep our marriage intact, so I actually filed for divorce. Since finding Mark, we have renewed our commitment to stay together. Through a series of sessions, Mark has guided us to realize that our marriage is worth saving, and we are happy about this. Our sessions are not just having a sit-down conversation of rants: Graphic teaching takes place in order for visual learners to see how the family is affected by divorce. Information is given on paper to help couples realize where they fall on an assessment that landed them in what they think may be an unsalvageable marriage. But our coach is a great listener with great strategies and skills that helped us build our marriage starting with a rock solid foundation of marriage principles. Furthermore, a marriage relationship book was recommended, and we have read this book from cover to cover while practicing the author’s advice. Rereading the book and continual practice of what the book suggests we do is ongoing and has helped strengthen our marriage even more. Mark does more than regular coaching. I had a few sensitive issues that I needed to reveal to my husband. Mark was instrumental in guiding me on how to accomplish this goal so my husband would be able to handle this information with as little pain and confusion as possible. These moments were very successful! Polaris Relationship Coaching is located in North Star Counseling. Outside the beautiful landscape of Crape Myrtle trees and greenery is a prelude to the pleasantness inside: Flowers, wall hangings, nice, low music, and warm staff greets you as you enter. And don’t worry about having to wait beyond your appointment time. Mark is very timely. Our only regret about Polaris is that we didn’t discover it twenty-seven years ago.
I came to North Star Counseling a year ago to get help with my family. I started with individual counseling and quickly realized that we needed more help than for just me. My husband was reluctant to go to counseling, as was our older son. But our younger son agreed to see Mark. The 2 of us, each with our own therapist, found some relief from depression, and my son stopped having panic attacks. When our older son saw the benefits for us, he started therapy with a 3rd therapist and has been loving the help ever since. I occasionally meet with one or the other son and his counselor when I’m invited. Now my older son is talking about wanting the whole family to do a few sessions together and we are exploring which of the 4 therapists would be best for the job. We still have not talked my husband into counseling, but he is showing signs of coming around as he sees the benefits of counseling in the rest of the family. I’m so thankful for the counseling team at North Star.
I’m fortunate to have found Mark at North Star Counseling in Clovis. I am a medical provider in Merced. Five years ago I moved out of the home due to severe problems in our marriage, and I feared the worst for our family of 5. But I was unwilling to go the divorce route and break up the family. I determined to find a suitable marriage counselor. We know many providers in the Merced helping professions, but we wanted an experienced therapist outside my referral base for our personal help. We received a referral to a North Star therapist from our Blue Cross insurance plan. We were delighted with the care we got from Mark, who always conducted the sessions in a professional manner. After 3 months I moved back home, and after 9 months we were only making trips to Clovis every 4-6 weeks. We successfully completed counseling after a year. We have been happy together since then, and have always said it was well worth the drive to Clovis. In fact, we have been back for “tune ups” twice in the last 3 years. We still appreciate the relationship with Mark, and that he is willing to work us back in for follow-up coaching as needed.
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FIRST - Set up one introductory appointment with a Coach and give coaching a try. See if you like it and the Claritypoint approach.
If you like it, you have a couple options:
Small Group Coaching - These groups have 4-6 women or men. The sessions are done by conference call, every other week for six months. (So you can do the program from the comfort of your home.)You spend 1.5-2 hours with your coach learning the material, having discussions and experiences together as a group. You also have daily homework in between sessions. This consists of a small reading assignment and some journal writing. Many people love the group format because they learn so much from each other and make some great friends. This is the most inexpensive way to experience coaching.
Executive Life Coaching - You can work with a coach one on one, meeting weekly to experience the Claritypoint process in it's most life changing format. You will gain rock-solid self-esteem, communication and relationship skills, time management, motivation repair, and cure your fear of failure forever. This process will be customized to fit your specific needs and schedule.
Learn more about working with Mark at NorthStarCounseling.com.