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
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMHC #MH16615 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
I found Mike during one of the darkest periods of my life. Through his partnership with me, his respectful, non-judgmental way, he listened and questioned and offered insight that is absolutely priceless.
Thank you, Mike. I see the light that was already inside me that had gotten covered over by layers of darkness. I would recommend Mike to anyone who needs a caring person to just stop and hang out with for awhile.
Mike provided me a great deal of help and guidance to help me sort out my past and present issues. I really appreciate his ability to listen and provide me quality input.
My career and marriage was in jeopardy and Mike was helpful reaching out and in many cases when I went silent. Mike helped me to immediately grasp what I so desperately needed and form a plan. I love how he offers information in a way that I can understand and trust. I like this because I am analytical and it slows me to decide within my own value system how to look at things as they are and react accordingly. The plan right now is to heal and revive so there is a need to work more on example situations, root causes and how to communicate effectively when reacting to these situations. It’s critical when stakes are high, to have clarity and confidence in yourself. I had to do something because my relationships across the board were suffering and I couldn’t allow myself to be the one who caused this or didn’t try to make the bad ones better and the dump or adjust the malignant ones that sucked my soul.
Mike has always been supportive of me. He listens and cares about my progress. One of his best qualities is his humor that lightens the mood. I recommend him to anyone who is having a hard time believing in themselves.
My counselor is the best!
The best. He handles things as a partner, not as a authoritarian. He truly seems to understand The Human Condition, and his expertise extends far beyond the basic psychological knowledges.
Mike always responds with a statement or quote to make me think about things differently than I had been.
I have had therapists in the past, that haven’t made me feel comfortable sharing things, and never really worked with me. So, coming to betterhelp, I was skeptical. But, since meeting Mike Malone, I feel as though I can be myself and say my thoughts as they are. He helps me understand my feelings and we share a few jokes here and there. It’s great to have a therapist that feels more like a friend.
Mike is a very attentive listener with sound advice on helping my situation. He is very professional while still being warm and inviting, he provides a fantastic environment in which to safely communicate concerns.
Mike is a great listener. He is funny and offers judgement free advice that will make you feel at ease.
I only have had a few sessions with Mike, but in this short period of time I find him to be very knowledgable and a very good listener. It is easy to talk to him and he provides me with very helpful advice. Looking forward to sessions with him.
This was my first time ever trying counseling. Mike made me feel very comfortable in opening up and sharing at my pace. I immediately felt like he understood me and was there to help and support me as my teammate. He listens thoroughly, gives thoughtful responses, and helps you discover yourself. It always amazes me how much he remembers what I've told him. He is professional, non-judgmental, caring, and has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend!
Within just 5 minutes of our first live session together, it seemed as though he had me figured out. Everything he was saying to describe how I might be feeling was hitting it right on the money every single time. He’s very calm and easy to have conversation with.
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
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.