I am a counselor licensed in Georgia, New Hampshire, and New Jersey with more than ten years of experience working in the community, school districts, college campuses and vocational rehabilitation agencies. I have worked with clients regarding disability, stress and anxiety, immigration, mens issues, career and life transitions, relationships, motivation and confidence issues. I also spent six years living in Colombia working with intercultural heterosexual and gay couples, as well as US expats and volunteers orientating to life abroad.
My counseling style is laid back and interactive. My humanistic theoretical framework for therapy is shaped by Adlerian psychology, which is one of growth and social interest. I also work with solution-focused and developmental approaches to meet your individual needs.
Alfred Adler believed that mentally healthy people strive to master their basic life tasks that represent the challenges of work, friendship, love/intimacy. Your motivation to seek therapy demonstrates it. Count on my support and empowerment when you are ready to take that step.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis
Clinical approaches: Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LPC 37PC00832600
GA LPC LPC006622
NV LCPC CP5178-R
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Great demeanor. Listens well. Very helpful and compassionate.
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Becerra is a wonderful therapist. Thoroughly enjoy talking to him!
Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr. Becerra is fantastic I love the way he listens and outlines solutions to issues. He always has good assessment that help you further dive into your problems. He also is very personable and easy to talk to, I love the way he will add some of his own personal experience to further relate to me.
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes
Very well versed in his subject matter.
Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Becerra has been awesome!!! I just started therapy and this is a new experience for me. But Dr. Becerra made everything extremely comfortable for me to express myself and I thank him for that
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, career difficulties, and sleeping disorders