Michael has a unique ability to connect with clients by making them feel at home in a non-judgmental, safe, and encouraging environment. Michael helps clients dig to the root of emotional, and mental issues; taking on the source of the problems rather than merely fighting the symptoms. He challenges clients not to settle for just feeling better but to live on purpose and go for their goals!
Michaelâ€™s specialties include marriage/couples counseling, addictions, sports performance counselling, and equipping clients with skills to maximize their talents, and live a purpose- driven life. Michaelâ€™s strength is his ability to go to the root issue, remove it, and lay a foundation of recovery that lasts.
Michael earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Health Science with specialization in Rehabilitation and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida. While in school, Michael was an athlete on the Powerlifting Team. He worked for 3 years for the University of Florida Psychology Department as a research assistant in a national stress evaluation study for the Aging Mind Institute. He also received counseling training from UF Shands at Vista, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, and the Alachua County Crisis Center where he served as phone crisis counselor and care teams associate for disasters and emergencies. Michael also has 9 years of experience in private practice and agency counselling in the State of Florida.
Michael has been the President and Clinical Director of Trinity Escape, LLC Counseling & Coaching Services for 5 years.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC
Certified Addiction Professional CAP
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor CRC
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor CADC
Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, anxiety, Addictions
Very biblically sound.
Michael is amazing. He really helped me see things more clearly. He has a way of saying the right thing and has some really good advice and knowledge
Michael has been a tremendous help with the issues I have been facing.
God truly placed him in my life at the right time. I am progressing very well and hope to continue for a little while longer. The secure feeling of knowing Michael is there to listen and help is great.
I was in a really tough place emotionally and going through a divorce and also having a death of a close friend, when I contacted Michael. It was great just to have someone to vent to, since I think better in the written word anyway, and he talked me through it and listened to me, helped me come up with ways to improve my emotional state, and develop coping skills I had lost along the way to get to a better place and not have so much anxiety and fear. Thank you.
I've been having a tough time with a recent break up. I feel that since I have been getting Michael's professional counseling I am recovering so much faster than if I tried to do it alone. He is on point and has great advice to give. I appreciate having him there for me. His counseling has made a big difference in my life.
I have truly enjoyed having Michael Castrilli as my counselor. he has been very proactive in emailing back and forth with me and has had great suggestions for the things with which I am struggling. His insight has truly been inspirational
I have really enjoyed and so appreciate the encouragement and words of wisdom that Michael Castrilli has offered to me during an especially difficult time of my life. His approach made it so easy for me to share what I have been struggling with and I feel as if he is right there with me easing me along. It is so soothing to have access to his counsel whenever I feel I need it. He always responds quickly, and just getting my thoughts down in writing is very therapeutic for me.
Michael literally seems to be a God send. He is open and understanding to my issues and helping me work through them versus lecturing me through them. He genuinely guides, advises, supports and encourages in a caring way. Upon request, I wanted a Christian counselor and he is great. He includes that component without judgement, uses it as support and does not shove it in your face. He responds promptly and is very personal. Actually one of the best counselors I've ever seen, virtual or not. One word: Extraordinary.
I had a very difficult period of time. That was how I had sessions with Michael when BetterHelp signed me up with him. Think back, I did not know how, but I get better and I feel better, strong and happy. My relationships with family and in dating stressed me and I got to a low self-esteem stage. I felt there was something wrong about me. But Michael helped me to realise and understand it was not like what I thought it was. He has his way to make you feel safe to describe what happened in life, and then you would get better just with time. You do not feel being pushed at all, you do not feel being judged at all. I really appreciated our sessions, his kindness and help.
Very objective, non judgmental and responsive therapist! The sessions really helped me look at my situation clearly and make progress. This has been the most therapeutic format for me and Michael Castrilli compliments the E-Therapy method well.
Michael has been instrumental in guiding me in positive directions where I don't think I would have gone on my own. He is faithful in following up and getting to the heart of the matter in a very constructive way. I don't know where I would be now without him--thanks so much Michael!
I've had a great experience with Michael, this is the first time I've had a Christian counselor, and the responses I receive are great. Online counseling is much more of a help than I anticipated.
Michael Castrilli is very patient and open minded. He is not judgmental at all and tries to help you see what you really want in a given situation. He offers steps and techniques for you to sort out your feelings and emotions and get to the heart of what is going on. I agree with other testimonials that he gets back to you very quickly, checks in when he hasn't heard from you and is very gentle in his work/help. I really appreciate that and his kindness. He is very supportive and seems to genuinely care about other people's happiness.
Michael was great. Very attentive to what I have to say and what I need help on. Very encouraging but also makes me thing realistically about my issues. He is great!
I think that Michael Castrilli is wonderful. He is very accurate and supportive. I appreciate his help very much since I cannot get it from anyone in my life. Michael, you are wonderful at what you do.
Michael is supporting me through a crisis in my life with extreme skill and caring. I feel that his posts at times are like life lines to me. I appreciate that he posts back to me very shortly after I write to him, and checks in when I don't post. I find that online therapy with Michael is extremely effective, perhaps more so than would be traditional face to face counseling, because it is not bound to the 50 minute per week model. Thank you Michael, I am eternally grateful. - Michele
Michael has helped me greatly in my dire strait. He guided me and helped me place my feet on the right path, the path to a love, affection, and trust - all leading toward a healthy normal life and relationships.
Michael has been very helpful to me. The daily interaction, tasks he gives me and insight has helped me to look inside myself and see the way I am changing due to life changes and biological issues.
I am tremendously thankful and appreciative for the communication and guidance with Michael. I instantly felt like he helped me understand the roots of some issues and overall I feel better with a clearer perspective. He seems to have a vast range of knowledge that seamlessly loop into one another.
Michael has honed in on saying all the right things. Having the flexibility of communicating via Internet has really been ideal for my crazy lifestyle. I'm not sure how I would have managed a very difficult period in my life without his guidance.
Michael has a talent for making you feel safe to talk about anything. He has great wisdom in his advise and takes his time tackling each problem at your pace. I would highly recommend him!