I have about twenty years work experience in the field of mental health services, I have worked as an adult case manager in community support services. I have also been an intake specialist; but the one area I have found the most rewarding is working as a mental health counselor. I enjoy working with people in helping them to see issues and problems from different perspectives and helping them to make better choices that will help them with feeling better about themselves and to overcome their personal problems.
I hold advanced degrees in psychology and mental health counseling. From my education and work experience, I have found CBT and positive center approaches along with solution based therapy to be effective in helping clients to become more mindful along with helping them to build coping skills that they can utilize to help them to be more empowered in making healthy decisions in their lives.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2012019367
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Mike McGaugh has been nothing but a professional and a scholar since I met him months ago
He’s the first person in my 20 years of life that told me the things I needed to hear
Mike McGaugh is the man you would want to comfort when you’re at your lowest
My only regret is missing today’s session because I know I would’ve gained something from it
Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Thank you for being so communicative and listening to me. The support you give is great
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Michael is a great person and a professional who has helped me make important steps to improve my life.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've been seeing Prof. McGaugh for several weeks now and I can already tell that he's going to be a major help to me. He is incredibly easy to talk with and I always look towards our sessions.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd
This is the first time I’m doing therapy, I was concerned about how much comfortable I would feel exposing myself, I didn’t really know how therapy works, but Prof. McGaugh made it very easy and smooth, I’m comfortable to share anything that goes on my mind, and his inputs are very straight to the point. I’ve only had a few sessions so far, Prof. McGaugh introduced to a couple of practices and methods that I started to apply and benefit from, which all makes me feel confident in his experience and I would like to continue to attend more sessions with him for the coming period.
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have been in therapy with Professor McGaugh for several months now and the help he has given me has been invaluable. With his support and guidance I have been able to understand the different aspects of the particular problems I face and therefore the best ways to get through them. He is patient, compassionate and very easy to talk to. Many thanks for all.
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues