Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach in the State of California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, multi-cultural issues, spirituality, and acceptance. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional/physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and supportive. In my experience, success in counseling focuses on Acceptance. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Attachment and Experiential. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 42250
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Michael was my therapist last year and was so absolutely amazing! He’s so kind and taught me a few things that have truly changed my life forever. Highly recommend!!!
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Michael is very understanding and dedicated. He paya close attention to everything you say, and helps you process your thoughts and feelings in a very friendly manner. Plus he is very considerate and works with whatever is best for you -text, calls, rescheduling, and so on. He is fantastic!
Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Michael was extremely kind, easy to open up to and very empathetic. He is a great listener, offered great insight on my situations and helped me see it's ok to focus on my needs, be kinder to myself. I never felt judged, and it was comfortable talking about the things that were stressing me out. Definitely recommend and if I ever to start to betterhelp again, I'd like to continue with him.
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Michael is truly insightful and very supportive. I’ve shared his advice with friends, even, on more than one occasion. I feel lucky to have found him through this app.
Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I think he’s from the future or maybe the past. This guy had incredible understanding and helps you get to your root of your problem I was so angry and depressed at one point he had helped me understand and control that anger and I don’t need meds to feel happy Your definitely talking to the right guy give YOURSELF a chance you never had a Chance IF YOU DONT TAKE ONE
Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd
From my first meeting with Michael, he created a safe space for me to introduce myself and provided a lot of valuable insights that were extremely practical and catered to my personal needs. He's a positive and jovial professional who deeply cares about his clients and even uses relatable verbiage and context that are applicable to the challenges I'm currently facing. I feel heard as a perfectly flawed individual, and our sessions empower me to step out of that pit of helplessness and despair to a better and more hopeful mindset.
Written on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes