I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with 4.5 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of mental health/behavioral presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, community violence, relationship and family issues, and many more. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
My experience is varied and across a wide array of settings, as I have provided individual, group and family therapy in a community mental health agency as an imbedded therapist inside of a school. I believe our belief systems strongly influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions toward many activating events in our lives and help shape us into the people we are today and the decisions we make daily. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect, and openminded.
My therapy style and approach is influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy primarily and Person Centered Therapy. Setting and realizing your goals is a team-effort, and together we will work at your comfort level to effectively establish and achieve goals that make sense for your life. Whether you’re on a path of self-discovery, or ultimately looking to alleviate symptoms for a better quality of life, together we can work to achieve your goals!
Mental health is a journey, and while you may feel lost now, that is not an indication of how your life will continue. It takes a lot of strength and will power to work towards a more fulfilling and happier life, if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
• Stress, Anxiety
• Anger Management
• Self esteem
• Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties, Self care and ADHD.
Years of Experience: 4.5
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Phobias, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2017031897
He brings a lot of practical wisdom to the sessions. I highly recommend Michael. He is very good.
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Hes very easy to speak to very understanding and knowledgeable about my issues i.e. my childrens behavior and explaining how ths mind of the child operates.
Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coaching
Excellent therapist. He is very thoughtful and I feel like my concerns are heard and he gives very helpful and useful tips and suggestions.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
I appreciate Michael for his help and guidance the man really has helped me
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd
He is doing a good job
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
He's been very helpful so far, though I haven't been seeing him long. He's very understanding and knowledgeable this far, and I can't wait to have more sessions with him!
Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd