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Psychotherapist and Counselor: Neurotypical individuals in private practice, 12 years; Individuals with developmental disabilities and autism, 11years; Severely mentally ill, 2 years; Opiate and alcohol 'addiction,' 4 years (note: this includes some overlapping of populations); Undergraduate psychology students, 2 years; etc etc.
Professional Writer (published): Albany Review, book reviewer, 3 years (approx.); Far East Publications, low-brow fiction stories, 4 years; Hampshire Gazette newspaper, arts stories, 1 year; etc etc.
Professional Artist: Nationwide art festivals, fairs, galleries selling assemblage creations, 7 years full-time; Published illustrations/posters-Greendoor Magazine; DVeight; Good Good Comedy Theater; Outlier Inn; Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum; O+ Festival Kingston NY; numerous band and musician tour/concert posters; etc etc.
Professional musician: Mountain Wave, 4 years; Session drummer, on and off 15 years; numerous other bands and solo Marc Jane project; Three full length Album releases on CD/Digital. (marcswitko.bandcamp.com; Marc Switko Soundcloud; mountainwave.bandcamp.com); Gong Musician for performance, healing, meditation, 3 years (also used as powerful modality with psychotherapy/counseling practice); and there's more for another informative post! (Taking new clients for psychotherapy/counseling practice, illustration work and music sessions.) #psychotherapist #counselor #depthpsychology #existentialhumanism #gongmeditation #soundhealing #artist #musician #writer #ilovemywork #calling #experience #mystery