Mark Schlotterback, MD, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Concordia College and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He did his General Adult Psychiatry residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine.
During his time in residency, he received training in evidence-based psychiatric medication management and psychotherapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Supportive Psychotherapy. His psychotherapy practice combines each of these modalities in various ways to suit the individual needs of his clients. Most commonly, he uses a combination of CBT and DBT to psych-educate and treat his clients. When applicable, he teaches DBT skills and, if clients are interested, provides handouts and worksheets. His overall goal is to use his training in medication management and psychotherapy to provide holistic, empathic, and individualized treatment tailored to the unique aspects of each person’s experience. The field of psychiatry is truly the crossroads where his interests and passions meet the needs of others.
Dr. Schlotterback was initially drawn to medicine by his fascination with the biological sciences and his desire to be a healing presence for others. His primary objective is to establish a connection with his clients and to help them feel heard and understood to the best of his ability. He aims to collaborate with each client to develop a thoughtful and informed treatment plan tailored to their own unique characteristics and circumstances.
In his childhood and adolescence, Dr. Schlotterback spent time in Minnesota and Montana. Values of responsibility, kindness toward others, and dedication for service were instilled at an early age and reinforced throughout his experiences in academics, athletics, performing arts, and community service work. His own shortcomings, limitations, and imperfections as a human being have been very significant in refining his empathy and vocational calling to serve as a caring and authentic psychiatrist.
When he’s not working, Dr. Schlotterback enjoys exercising, cooking, watching football, reading, golfing, and spending quality time with his family.
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Schlotterback earned his Medical Degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Dr. Schlotterback completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Dr. Schlotterback received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Concordia College
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