Mike is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree from Lewis University near Chicago. He is a seasoned clinician with over 15 years of experience helping people reach their highest potential. He works with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief/loss, loneliness, disconnection, negative emotions & behavior patterns, work related stress, and dysfunctional relationship patterns. Mike’s mission is to help you heal and transform your life, create a sense of balance and wholeness, and realize your full potential. His approach is holistic, integrative, and addresses the whole person. He incorporates a variety of modalities and tenets, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Addiction Recovery (abstinence and harm-reduction), mindfulness, professional and Life Coaching.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, 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), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Mike is caring and listens. He is casual and makes me feel very comfortable. He let's you lead when you want to, or leads when you can't. I recommend him.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 3 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Someone who can talk like a true friend, yet be your best critic. Encourages you to do what’s best for your health and happiness
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Mike has helped me with an immense amount of my life problems, most importantly, my addiction to pornography and my stress management. With his help, I was able to get my addiction handled and get my life on track. His patience and expertise are not to be understated!
Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Mike is great at meeting me where I am at emotionally on any given day, which is a pretty wide range. I’m grateful for his help and guidance!
Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
He takes his time to understand you and the position you mental state is in . He listens and breaks down situations so it can be solved or adjusted to a choice you feel comfortable in. He is a amazing person and is helping me so much with my life . I appreciate him and so would anyone else . Thank you mike for everything.
Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
I instantly felt so comfortable when talking with Michael! I felt like I was easily able to be open and honest with him with all my concerns and he helped me work on them. Definitely recommend!
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management