I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in St. Louis, Missouri with 6 years experience providing direct mental health and behavioral therapy. I have worked with individuals ages ten to adult with a variety of presenting issues though primarily LGBT issues. I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for cultural factors.
My experience is varied as I have provided individual and family therapy in community mental health clinics, research institutions, schools, and treatment facilities. I believe we are all products of our genetics as well as our environment, including family systems and close relationships. I strive to approach treatment holistically.
My therapy style and approach use mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing as well as strengths-based approaches. A top priority for me to is meet you where you are and calibrate treatment and my approach to what will work best for you.
The first step to improving your life, or just returning to a sense of normalcy, is asking for help. I am here help you reach those goals.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
MO LCSW 2018005426
Great counselor !
Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
Michael’s been a rock for me ever since I started counselling with him. Our sessions have honestly become some of my favourite moments of my week. He always listens to everything I have to say and he really gives me a lot of reassurance and support during our sessions. I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress in the last few months with him and I’m really thankful for all that he’s helped me with :)
Written on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching