Dr. Mark P. Vigen, PHD

Name:Mark P. Vigen
Gender:Male
Specialty:Psychologist—Forensic
Review:2 client reviews
Location:3218 Line Ave
Suite 111
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: 318-425-2000
Fax: 318-424-2601
 
Insurance:VALUE OPTIONS; BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD


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2 client reviews of Mark P. Vigen scored 3 out of 5.

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by JonDoe, Dec. 12, 2011

I had an absolute wonderful experience with Dr. Mark Vigen and his staff. Everyone was completely professional in their methods of gathering information needed to make their report. I would recommend Dr. Vigen to anyone in need of custodial assistance and third party intervention. He knows the truth and can sort through the facts with ease.

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inconsistant, unethical, bias custody evaluation with no evidence
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by JaineDoe, Nov. 09, 2010

Mark P. Vigen was court appointed to undergo a complete evaluation in our custody case.  He accepted everything the opposing side told him and wrote it into his report as fact without evidence. He snapped at my husband in defense of the opposing party, made rude comments during my own interview towards me. His interviews and questionings were inconsistent and extremely bias and slant leading.  His conduct was unethical and poor, and his "findings" and "in the best interest" was without merit, inconsistent and lacked any evidence whatsoever.  In addition, He did a scheduled home visit with the opposing party, did no home visit with me and my husband. He accepted and reviewed documentation from the opposing party and was reluctant to accept or review any evidence I had.  His investigation was one sided. He lied on his report, he misquoted everything I said, gave me no chance to explain, and asked intrusive questions that did not pertain to the situation, such as my sexual experiences, he focused on that more than anything. He also made a comment to me during my interview I found inappropriate, He said "Have you ever heard the term an angel in public and a whore in bed?"  Mark Vigen refused to contact ANY of my collateral contacts, refused to review the photos and medical records I gave him, in fact he said in his report "there is no hard evidence" of my allegations! He failed to investigate the abuse, alienation, covert emotional incest inflicted on my children by the opposing parties! Instead he just took their word for it and made ME look like a bad parent because I didn't want my son taking Vyvance for GOOD REASON! Mark Vigen's report itself contained spelling and grammar errors amongst other things. Extremely unprofessional!  He didn't even consider what the teachers said about my kids and what they've witnessed!  I had hard evidence, photos, videos, recordings of the other party...he was reluctant to take any of it.  He interviewed me once and rushed me through it. He was not considerate of the fact that I had just gotten out of the ER for a kidney stone and infection and was loopy from pain killers and phenegren.  Out in the lobby he was hateful and demanding towards me and my husband and his body language was obvious he had his conclusion already.  My ex was an emotional and sexual abusive man with an over controlling mother he was enmeshed with. Between the two of them and their actions, I voluntarily enrolled myself into a mental home twice in 05 and 07.  I ended up leaving him and taking my children with me. Because I left and moved on, my ex found it in his narcissistic and controlling nature to use my "mental health" to get back at me and use the kids against me too.  With the help of Dr Mark P. Vigen, my ex husband not only succeeded in his revenge, he is also going to get sole custody of my children where he can continue to let his mother control and molest them while they jointly look towards the kids for their own emotional support.  With the help of Mark P. Vigen, my children will continue to suffer in a home of seven children, be drugged for things they do not have (oh yeah my ex brought them to specialists just to "show" he was being productive, and he only brought them while he was under an evaluation how convenient! Did I mention the home is a three bedroom yeah the rooms my kids share are lofts with no closet. But according to Mark Vigen, they receive plenty of care from the step mother (who brings other men into the house while my ex is at work, has video recordings of orgys and sex with teenagers, who has a twitter account that specifically has her talking trash about her kids, clearly shows her hate for children and her tweets about her drugging them to put them to sleep) and paternal grandmother (who my son told me she "milks" his peepee, who leaves doors open on purpose to shower and bathroom, and who is alienating my kids amongst other weird and bad behavior like leaving them alone in her car and molesting them!) vs. me, a willing, completely fit and capable, loving and nurturing stay at home mommy. We all took a MMPI. Oh, and he didn't even consider their attachment with me or their relationship with their two natural half siblings.  The paternal grandmother threatened my life if I were to take her kids away. She told me she'd make sure they stay with her. She funded the whole operation just to maintain control. She's physical and verbally hateful. But she sure did know how to put on an impressive act for Mark Vigen. So impressive she even fooled him with mere false statements. Shame on you Mark! I want my retainer back, because you didn't do your job! You didn't evaluate anything! And you are slow and reluctant to give me an itemized bill and explanation for your conclusion. Probably because you know you did a half way evaluation, because you know you were bias!

Thanks to Mark P. Vigen, this is just another statistic story of a mother who was abused, and the abuser gets the kids.  Of coarse I didn't want to badmouth my ex or trash him during my interview, and Iím scared for my life and for my kids lives...but you'd think as a forensic scientist you'd know that, after collecting the appropriate data, records, proof, you'd know that.  Not this guy, he based his error report off of he said she said.  And the mmpi we all took? He reported the results, the opposing party had numerous horrible results. but he ignored it. He focused on the fact that I was in a mental institution twice. And didn't care to state what for.

If you are an abused mother going through a custody battle in the state of Louisiana, do not use Mark Vigen!  The state itself is biased! No need for an unethical report from a doctor that doesn't even proofread his report!


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by JonDoe 2011-12-12 10:38:38
I have read this review and find it extremely unhelpfuland difficult to follow. It seems to me that you have some serious anger problems and you are quick to point the finger at anyone but yourself. I have seen Dr. Mark Vigen, and hold him in the highest regard. You appear to be out for revenge.
by AnonymousAnna1 2012-11-14 18:29:33
Dr.Vigen is an outstanding therapist. He has helped my whole family and we are all very thankful to have found this man to help us through a difficult time. He stood up for us in court, and a year later has check to see how my daughter was doing. He has helped her through depression and bullying and we are very greatful.

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