We are all facing challenges in this life and often we find ourselves unsure of where to turn or what to do. We all too easily get stuck in a rut and can use a little nudge to get us out and moving again. I'm glad you have taken the first step in seeking help. Counseling can seem a daunting endeavor but it can also be very beneficial and rewarding as a means to working through life's challenges. My hope is that you will continue reading about me, but ultimately whether you choose to work with me or another counselor I hope you are able to gain a better understanding of your situation and create brighter outcome.
My name is Mike and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Professional in Florida. Throughout my career, my goal has been to help others to better understand the difficulties they are facing and find a path to work through those challenges. I accomplish this goal by openly and without judgement, meeting the client where they are. My approach includes principles from multiple theorists, each having their own benefits dependent on the issues that are being faced. Our focus will be on the present, the here and now. When necessary as part of developing better understanding, we will look at past events and triggers for how they have informed the present, but we are in the present. We will work collaboratively to better understand current problems, we'll set realistic goals for progress and develop skills necessary to not only overcome current issues but face future concerns as well. My areas of practice include depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma as well as issues related to infertility and stage of life challenges.
You've taken the important first steps in this journey to a healthier you. I look forward to working with you, but whether you choose to work with me or another counselor, I wish you only the best on your journey.
Areas of Clinical focus
Stage of life changes - including career/job changes,
Grief and Loss
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMHC #MH16615 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Mike is insightful - he gets me. I’ve never had a better counselor and I’ve had a handful of them.
Awesome counselor. Listens, takes his time, and helps you discover yourself and your inner troubles. Highly recommended
I have been going to counselors since I was 11 years old. Mike has been the best counselor I have ever had. His methods are very effective and directly to the point.
Mike has been a great listener. He remembers everything I tell him, & does not judge me for the repeated mistakes I seem to make in my life. He is extremely professional, funny, & endearing. His guidance & trust has helped me tremendously in such a short time.
Mike was very professional. He is a caring and thoughtful person and great communicator. I would recommend to anyone.
Mike is an amazing and professional counselor. I am so glad I found him through BetterHelp. He is kind and understanding, completely non-judgmental and genuinely caring. He's also a pretty funny guy and has shared with me some things about his past and present life that have helped me to reflect better on my situation. I couldn't recommend him enough.
Mike is better than I expected, by far. I wasn't sure about this medium of counseling but Mike has surpassed any expectation I had.
I could go on and on...
I appreciate him - and considering the situation I am in that resulted in me reaching out is pretty intense.... he has handled it with equal understanding, empathy, grace - and nudging me towards the advice I know I need - without being overbearing.
Give him a large LARGE raise.
Mike is a wonderful counselor. He takes his time to understand my whole situation, and gives thoughtful and helpful advice. I am extremely happy having him as my counselor.
I have done counseling in the past but the progress I’ve made with Mike is miles further than the progress I’ve made in months of counseling with others through the years. I consider myself lucky to have been matched with him. One thing I like about Mike is how much experience he’s had in the past, which was at the state prison. It makes it very evident how good at his profession he is- knowledgeable and smart. He is very perceptive and is able to break things down and explain them in different ways. He is also incredibly patient and understanding.
Mike has been amazing. He's compassionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable, respectful, and above all he meets you where you are. Highly recommend having him as your guide.
Mike is fabulously attentive, respectful and just all around a comfortable person to talk with :) Thanks for being so great Mike :)
Mike has been amazing. In the short time we've been working together, I really feel like we've been able to make progress towards my goals, and it wouldn't be possible without his excellent help.
I really enjoy my interaction with Mike! I feel like he does in fact understand me and is very supportive!
Mike has helped me so much over the short period of time that I have worked with him so far. He always gives me thorough answers and helps me analyse my anxiety and its causes, without being judgemental. I really feel listened to and like he understands what I’m going through, which has helped me a lot. Thank you!
So far I have had great progress in my sessions with Mike. I would absolutely recommend him.