Michael Wallner


About Me

I have worked in the field of Mental Health Counseling for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with adults, families, adolescents and children. I received much of my clinical training and experience working in inpatient hospital, residential treatment and outpatient treatment settings. During that time I held a variety of professional positions, received quality supervision and completed my Masters Degree in Community Counseling.
I founded an outpatient clinic, Forward Choices, in order to create opportunities to better serve the mental health needs of local families, children and adolescents. As a small community clinic, we are better able to focus our attention according to your best interests and individual needs. I also find that when in person counseling services are not available, the use of current technology (typed messaging, video on-line live chat and phone consultation) can aid in the generation of a highly effective and beneficial counseling experience.
I have found it to be rewarding to witness the progress of the clientele that counseling. During my own free time I take time to immerse my self in individual hobbies of automobile restoration, cooking, personal study,exercise and engagement in wellness activities.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #3935-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Written by A.N. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Michael is an excellent therapist and he has really helped me with dealing with the issues I've had, and overcoming them.

Written by M.A. on Dec 08, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael is kind and understanding. Easy to talk to and provides comforting advice.

Written by M.E. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michael has really good energy and makes you feel comfortable instantly. He asks powerful thought provoking questions, very encouraging, and truly embodies genuineness and unconditional positive regard.

Written by B.R. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I was very leary to start counseling as a whole when my coworker recommended this company. I am so grateful for the recommendation and have recommended y'all as well. My counselor has been a key to helping me over the last few weeks and I will keep utilizing him for as long as I need. He has come up with some of the best techniques that are retraining my mind and teaching me how to cope with circumstances I normally would not be able too. Because of this outlet I have found myself smiling more and seeing so much good around me that I would not have seen in the past.