Denver Substance Abuse Solutions
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About Mark
D.O.T. Qualified Substance Abuse Professional

Photo of Mark Knippenberg I am extremely passionate about my work. For over 25 years, I have been helping people make significant and positive changes in their lives. I specialize in the treatment of substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders and couples' issues. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from a psychodynamic perspective. I will teach you how to analyze, question and change your upsetting thoughts, feelings and behavior. I have been acknowledged by my colleagues as The Outstanding Provider in Colorado (EAPA). As I am sensitive to the need for solution-focused interventions, I will provide you direction in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will inspire your goal attainment.  I will show you how to develop your own unique strengths, enabling you to feel more confident and optimistic. 

Training and Education:  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (applied psychotherapy) in the state of Colorado. I also have the highest level of certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor III in the state of Colorado. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Missouri State University. During my initial 8 years of professional experience, I was employed at the first program licensed by the state of Colorado to work with dually diagnosed clients, i.e. substance abusers with attendant psychiatric disorders. For 5 of those years, I also had a private contract to manage the substance abuse and mental health treatment of 150 minimum security male and female adult offenders in the Colorado Department of Corrections. I routinely take continuing education courses and read books and research studies to stay abreast of the current advances in my field.

As a seasoned and experienced psychotherapist, I recognize that my academic/professional training and competency are essential elements in assisting your achievement of solutions to your concerns.   However, I truly believe that my personal and professional life experience has been invaluable to my growth and the knowledge/life lessons I will share with you.  I have been very fortunate to have served a very diverse client population with a full range of presenting problems.  I have always taken pride in the fact that I live life to the fullest.  Travel, relationship building, swimming, SCUBA diving, skiing, snowmobiling, and music appreciation are amongst my varied interests.

  • Infectious Enthusiasm and Energy
  • Consistently Persevering and Goal Driven
  • Strong Motivation to Succeed
  • Professional Image, Sound Integrity and Ethics
  • Highly Organized and Conscientious
  • Superior Interpersonal Skills
It is my personal goal to help you find solutions to the challenges you are experiencing in life.  I will provide you service in a way that is respectful of your personal values and uniqueness.  With honesty and integrity, I will always strive to provide you exemplary customer service.  I will help you to feel accepted, valued and understood.
Would you like to regain confidence, happiness and balance in life?
Let’s turn challenge into opportunity.  Call Mark at (303) 730-3084 or email
Denver Substance Abuse Solutions serves the following cities in metro Denver, Colorado: Aurora Bowmar Castlewood Cherry Hills Village Columbine Valley Englewood Glendale Greenwood Village Centennial Littleton Sheridan Highlands Ranch Castle Rock Parker Larkspur Lakewood Golden Arvada Westminster Wheat Ridge Northglenn Thornton Broomfield Brighton Boulder and Brighton.

Denver Substance Abuse Solutions provides substance abuse evaluations, substance abuse therapy for alcohol and drug abuse, marriage counseling, couples therapy and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and a wide variety of human concerns.
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