Michael Hester

(LPC, LCDC, LVN)
Therapist Michael Hester Photo

About Me

Hello, my name is Michael. I am an Expert People Developer (EPD), United States Army and Georgia National Guard veteran; a servant-leader with over 25 years of experience in the helping field.

As a graduate of Bowie State University, Adler-Dreikurs Institute, Washington Bible College, Prince George’s Community College and the Academy of Health Sciences, I earned numerous professional validating credentials. In addition to being a psychotherapist and educator, I participated in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield during the Persian Gulf War, presented at various conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics health, personal growth, spirituality, overcoming real and perceived challenges and Phases of Life and HESTEROLOGY.

Phases of Life and HESTEROLOGY are a growth and development theory and counseling methodology I created and developed. I am an energetic, interactive and solution-focused psychotherapist and facilitator. My therapeutic approach and educational philosophy includes providing support and practical feedback to help participants learn and effectively address life challenges and mistaken goals.

Although I specialized in Adlerian therapeutic techniques, complementary methodologies are integrated as needed to offer a highly personalized and holistic approach. With compassion and understanding, I work with individuals, couples, and groups throughout the lifespan to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

I am excited about the possibilities and look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #71693 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Michael is awesome. He's authentic, listens and has great advice.

Written by A.N. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Brilliant therapist- can’t describe how his personality is so comforting and supportive, learn your tools and apply!

Written by S.A. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

Michael is helping me to see life in a more positive way and this is brilliant for my mental health recovery. Thank you Michael!

Written by S.A. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael is amazing! I just finished my second session with him. He holds a lot of knowledge of life and people, with so much compassion. Our personalities work well together so my sessions don't feel like therapy, but more like a positive, empathic, energetic conversation that provides me with new skills. I look forward to our next session.

Written by H.U. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Michael is a great human being who clearly has a lot of experience in helping people. He figured me out pretty quickly and helped guide me to make a quick recovery back to my best self.

Written by C.H. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Michael and I clicked from the first appointment and I'm very glad to have found him through this service! It was a great match!

Written by E.L. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and parenting issues

Michael is a great therapist! He brings excitement and passion for helping others. The connections and realizations he creates put things into perspective. In a fun and exciting way. I am very glad to have him as my therapist! 10/10 recommend.

Written by D.O. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Micheal is very solutions oriented. He stresses taking action, and he always lifts my spirits and motivates me when we meet. I would recommend him for anyone who is trying to bring more positivity to their mind and to their life.

Written by S.T. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have tremendous respect for Michael. His approach to counseling is always positive yet actionable. He normalizes your concerns as tangible and provides tools to best address them with a positive mindset.
I’m always looking forward to our sessions. Very glad for the help!

Written by K.E. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

We've only met 2 times, but It seems like we've know each other for many years... I enjoy his prospective and how he communicates with me... Feels more like a big brother... Thx

Written by D.I. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michael is kind and lifts you up :)

Written by L.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

He is phenomenal. He always keeps a smile on my face and genuinely cares about me. I was so hesitant to seek help, but I am so grateful for Michael and so happy I joined and was matched with him.