I received my Masters in Counseling from Doane University in May 2016. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska with 3 1/2 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, anxiety, relationship issues & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I practice Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Motivational Interviewing and a little Dialectic Behavioral Therapies. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I became accustomed to providing therapy virtually using live video sessions. I have experience providing culturally responsive care to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other oppressive groups. I take time to explore your identity and how that has impacted your life, especially if from a marginalized or historically oppressed group. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LIMHP 2758
Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Would recommend!
Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd