CEO, M. Ed., NCC, LPCC-S
Mark Hamm is a Founding partner, and current Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix
Preferred Care, Inc.
Mark received a bachelor’s in anthropology and psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1994 and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2005. He co-founded Phoenix Preferred Care in 1998 and is proud to have been able to offer mental health services to children and families in the Lake Cumberland region for over 25 years. In addition to his duties as PPC’s CEO, Mark also provides therapy as a LPCC-S, as well as continuing education, training, and supervision, overseeing more than 45 employees who provide services to nearly 1,100 individuals annually at home, school, in the community, and via Telehealth throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mark has experience working with and treating a wide array of clinical concerns. He currently works primarily in the areas of law enforcement/first responders/military, trauma, physician wellness and professionals seeking to advance in highly demanding careers.
Mark is also a Managing Partner for ZL Collective Consulting, LLC which currently provides consulting, training and clinical work for individuals and professionals nationwide. Since 2019, Mark has served as an Area Clinician for the Louisville Division DEA EAP in which he consults, collaborates, trains, provides clinical work and responds to critical incidents for the DEA. Mark also serves as the Wellness Coordinator for Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Physician Residency Program.
Outside of work, Mark has been a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors where he served as Vice-Chair and Chairperson during his tenure. Mark is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc., Association for Play Therapy, Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, Kentucky Mental Health Counseling Association and Kentucky Counseling Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors
for Phoenix Wellness, Inc. and he is a current member of Somerset-Pulaski Morning Rotary. Along with his wife Tina, he is a lifelong resident of Pulaski County. They have two adult daughters, Zoey and Lily.
LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATIONS/ TRAINING
• Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor-KY (LPCC-S)
• National Certified Counselor (NCC)
• EMDR trained
• Crisis Intervention, Stabilization and Management trained (CISM)
• Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Certified (PCIT)
• Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained (TF-CBT)
• Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Insomnia trained (CBT-I)
• safeTALK Suicide Alertness T4T Certified
• QPR-Question Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Training