Thank you for reading my counselor profile. I have been a licensed (LPC) and certified (CRC) counselor for about 30 years. I have experience in a variety of rehabilitation and mental health settings. This clinical background has given me the opportunity to assist a diverse group of individuals with many different life issues. Fortunately, I have able to work with both younger and older adults throughout my career.
My general counseling style is client centered. The tools I use are drawn from an eclectic group of counseling theories, including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Of course, expertise and a solid theoretical base are important in effectively helping others, but every individual is unique. Therefore, everyone who seeks counseling has unique issues and deserves individualized assistance. No one is their "diagnosis" or "disability". The client is the expert on him or herself.
Change can be difficult. My contribution, as a guide and partner, is to really listen, care, and share what has worked for others in situations similar to yours. Then, together, we can develop realistic goals leading to a better future.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Somatization, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401000943
Michael has helped me work through tough situations and provides supportive guidance.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Working with Mike has been great! I had some big life changes and worries/anxieties. Mike was there to listen and discuss strategies for working through those complications.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Michael has helped me a lot with stress management techniques that are practical and easily applicable to my day to day life. I always appreciate his thoughtful responses and the way he is able to help me look at issues from a new perspective.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
My experience with Mr. Michael Wilson has been wonderful. I have tried therapy before with minimal benefit but this has been a totally different experience. I feel like I can be fully honest and the feedback, resources, and support I receive from him have really been helpful in helping me. I feel I am finally on the right track, mentally, and I attribute this to Mr. Wilson's expertise.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks
I love my therapist, he is very good at listening and helping me see things from a unbiased perspective.
Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks
Michael is an excellent therapist. He is patient, knowledgeable and offers resources to help with your journey!
Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd