I am fully qualified to work with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health issues. I have personally witnessed so many hardships with past clients as well as members of my own family. As such, the ideal client should come to me with the expectation that they will be heard and understood and never made to feel judged, pathologized, or humiliated. In my experience, the service that clients need most is to have a completely safe space to talk about painful thoughts and feelings because sometimes even the people closest to them cannot provide that. Creating that space is my specialty. I officially just became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I had received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Above all, I prioritize the skills of active listening, curiosity, tracking, reflecting, and challenging my clients with open-ended questions in order to help them recognize the deepest reasons for their presenting problems. I also use mindfulness and cognitive-behavior therapy to demonstrate the connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I look forward to helping you begin your personal journey of healing and self-discovery!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
CA LPCC LPCC 7019
Michael is very responsive and meets me where I’m at. He’s calm and helps me reframe my negative statements. I feel like I can have a productive conversation with him even when I don’t feel like talking that day.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Michael has been such an amazing guidance for me in the troubled points of my life. He is very genuine, kind and gentle. His open mindedness is refreshing and I never feel like I can’t say something to him. He’s almost like a friend that you can share deep secrets with and he’s likely one of the best therapists on BetterHelp. I just admire him so much!
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He's amazing. Attentive, knowledgeable, empathetic and goes at my pace
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 years and 1 month
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and anger management
I feel incredibly comfortable talking with Michael. He has truly created a safe space for me to explore all issues coming up. I am very grateful to have connected with him - he provides super valuable insight and I always feel he genuinely cares, which has been difficult for me to find with previous therapists. Thank you Michael for your support and wisdom!
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Not talked much I have a a busy traveling life style
But so far very help ful with support
And checking in
It'sy fault I have not used Michael enough
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd