I'm a clinical social worker by trade and current Regional Coordinator of Mental Health Services for a large mobile practice in Michigan. I'm also recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Complex Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I began my human services career in 2002 when I served on a Public Safety Dept. in Northern Michigan. I later obtained my Masters Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and have since worked in various mental health roles including medical social worker, Clinical Crisis and Trauma Management, Social Work Director, owner of West Michigan Support and Consultation, Regional Coordinator and as an educator for various institutions throughout Michigan. I've also been a guest educator for the Health Care Association of Michigan, NADONA, Leading Age, WHCA/WiCAL and the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization. I use a person centered approached that identifies and utilized a clients strengths to best navigate the complexities that they're experiencing. Partnering with the individual that I'm working with is one of my top priorities. I'm a present focused and mindfulness based practitioner who utilizes various modalities, including but not limited to, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and aspects Sensorimotor psychotherapy.
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801090255 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Michael is by far the most experienced, knowledgeable, and understanding therapist I've ever had. I look forward to every session with him and feel totally comfortable being completely open and honest with him. He supports me, but also encourages me to be mindful and question my motivations for doing things. I also really like that he educates me on my mental health. Overall, I'm really grateful that I was matched with him and I would 100% recommend him to anyone.