Licensed psychologist joins association

Mark Tipton

BELINGTON — Barbour Community Health Association is pleased to announce that the expansion of the BCHA Behavioral Health program includes the hire of licensed psychologist Mark Tipton, Psy.D.

A California native, Tipton was born in the town of Rosamond but ended up in West Virginia for undergraduate school at Glennville State University. After Glenville, Tipton attended Marshall University, Antioch University and Capella University, his education encompassing developmental and clinical psychology.

As a licensed psychologist, Tipton is trained in the understanding of family therapy and is eager for the kickstart of the neurofeedback program that will be launched this fall.

“I strive to assist parents in the complex and challenging task of bringing up their children to be healthy and resilient in a world that does not always support their efforts,” says Tipton.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Tipton, call 304-823-4000.

The Belington and Myers clinics are federally qualified health centers that provide medical and behavioral health care to patients with insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid and for those without health insurance through the clinic’s Health Access program.

The organization also operates the ABU Wellness Center, Barbour Behavioral Health, Belington Wellness Center, and the Brandon Wellness Center. Barbour Behavioral Health provides outpatient therapy and evaluation/assessment services for both children and adults. Across the staff there are therapists skilled in trauma-informed treatment/trauma focused CBT, play therapy, parent-behavioral training and substance abuse treatment among our specialty areas.