Dr. Richard Marks has earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling as well as a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, a Master of Arts in Religious Education, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Dr. Marks is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and an ordained minister. He is the Executive Director of ConnectUs 4 Life, Inc., a healthy relationship ministry based in Jacksonville, Florida focused on helping people overcome relationship problems, chemical and sex addictions, abuse, and spiritual struggles. Dr. Marks has taught in the area and worked in the area of sex addictions since his graduate school training in 1987.
He is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a professional member of the American Counseling Association, International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. Dr. Marks has spoken at conferences such as the IAMFC, the AACC, the ACA, and the annual Addiction Summit in Florida. Dr. Rick is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Dr. Marks is the author of Relationships for Life. He is also the founder and author of RelateWell, a biblically sound and clinically astute and research-based healthy relationship skills curriculum (www.relatewell.us). Dr. Rick conducts relationship retreats, seminars, and workshops for faith-based organizations as well as emotionally healthy leadership training for businesses and organizations.