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Michael Hester, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem Depression
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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.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

TX LPC 71693

Reviews

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Amazing

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Hester is a great therapist. Gives great advice. Feels like I’ve known him for years even though we just met. Down to earth

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Michael was very helpful to me! ( He deserves a more eloquent review than that, but that's all the words I can muster at the moment and hopefully it got the most important point across anyway.)

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Truly Appreciate Michael...

He makes it easy to Speak Freely, while helping You at the Same time.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Pure positive energy on my first session.
Looking forward to keep going !

Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mike has helped me greatly even from the first day. You can tell that he cares and is there to help in extremely effective ways.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd