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Michael Garrison, LMSW, LCSW

Trauma, Abuse Grief Intimacy Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a school social worker in Michigan and have experience working in the school setting with kids for the past several years. Although, I have spent close to a decade working in the community mental health agencies working with the SPMI (Severe and persistent mental illness) working with children, adults and couples. I have experience working with children and parents focusing on PMTO (parent management training - Oregon model) and ways to encourage parents to be positive role models building on respect and safety. I have experience working with trauma, addiction personality and mood disorders. I have training in DBT, CBT, MI and am a certified EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist. I provide support and validation in my therapy style. The therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest factors to change and growth, the connection is needed. I encourage others to find insight through reflection, discussion and practice. I meet you where you are at and use the time to focus on the goals and objectives that are needed for you to have a fulfilling life and a sense of wellness and a positive mental health.
I look forward to getting an opportunity to meet you and work with along side you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Grief Intimacy Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body image, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Dysfunction

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MI LMSW 6801097735

OR LCSW L15000