Adrian Marquez. From Special Operations to Mental Health Counselor
Adrian Marquez brings a unique perspective to the field of counseling. He spent 16 years in the Marine Corps as a Reconnaissance Marine and Marine Special Operations – Critical Skills Operator. During this time he served as a sniper, combatant diver, military free-fall jumper, Force Reconnaissance team leader, and Special Operations Team Chief.
After a complicated history, which required him being medically retired and seeking his own mental health services, he decided to become a Mental Health Counselor.
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Adrian has also had the opportunity to fulfill many other nontraditional roles under Special Operations Command. He has participated in large operations like the capture of Fallujah, as well as many irregular posts across Afghanistan as a Marine Raider.
Shorty into his career he was provided with the opportunity to pursue his true passion and create a program specifically for veterans and active duty personnel, which he named, The Sheepdog Program.
Adrian’s personal experiences in wounded warrior battalion, and being out-processed through the military, provided a unique perspective on how mental health services were falling short in understanding and treating his brothers and sisters in arms. After retirement, he decided to put his future career where his heart was and pursue an education in mental health counseling,
In This Episode
- Adrian’s website
- Adrian’s phone: 321-345-0638
- The Sheepdog Program on Facebook
- Contact The Sheepdog Program via Florida Counseling Centers
- Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo
- On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, Dave Grossman