Mark D Schenker, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia
The primary focus of my practice for the past 20-some years has been helping people achieve recovery from substance abuse. I use a collaborative, motivational approach, rather than confrontation, and work with people on setting and achieving realistic and healthy goals for their problems. I believe, (as did Bill Wilson, the founder of AA) that there are many paths to recovery; each person must work on a program that reflects their unique needs and assets. I encourage people to explore their resources, their obstacles and their values in setting goals and in working a positive program.
Most people with substance abuse problems have struggled unsuccessfully to control their use, and feel demoralized and shameful. My initial goal is to restore a sense of hope and defuse the shame the often prevents a person from seeking help in the first place.
I have worked in this field for over 25 years, and have trained professionals nationally and internationally. I have written several articles and "A Clinician's Guide to Twelve-Step Recovery" (WW Norton) for professionals interested in learning more about recovery work. My office is comfortable and private, insuring confidentiality.
Call or Email Mark D Schenker for a free phone consultation now - (215) 995-5166


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: PS003958L Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders


  • Substance Abuse

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychodynamic
  • Recovery-oriented


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016
Mark D Schenker, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia

Mark D Schenker

Psychologist, PhD