I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
GA LCSW CSW003998
Ultimately I'm looking for some pretty deep help on old traumas. Michael is very good at ongoing regular advice and reframing of circumstances to calm down stress. I appreciate it. It's not why I came to Betterhelp but I do look forward to his listening ear and his way of reflecting back what he thinks with informed advice and healthy professional perspectives. When i forget to schedule he reaches out to see how I am. I appreciate that. I have realized that I have ongoing issues and patterns and being able to communicate those with him has been very helpful through a few different recent challenges.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coaching, and adhd
Pleasant to talk to and he listens if you need someone to vent to and break down your emotions.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Michael is fantastic. For someone I’ve never met outside of conversation.. There’s a level of comfort I feel when I’m speaking with him. He’s able to
Ask me questions in a way that help me find many answers in just a few sentences. I’m very tangential, but he’s able too find a thymes in things I say, when it feels like I’m
Michael has helped me in a very short amount of time. He’s sympathetic, and easy going. I actually enjoy talking to him.
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd
Michael was very helpful and I definitely recommend him if you want somebody who is calm, not judgemental, and understanding.
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
I really like Michael Dykes. He is a very great therapist. He listens to what you say and also remembers everything very well. I’m going through a really rough time in my life and Michael has actually been the only one that I can talk to he has great input, and I highly respect him
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
This was my first experience with therapy, and honestly I was a little nervous. Michael did an amazing job at easing my nerves and helping me talk through my issues. I have a whole new look on therapy and just getting help now thanks to him. Michael is so professional and easy to talk to and one of the best listeners I have ever encountered!
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd