Hi there! My name is Mike and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Utah. I obtained my Master's in Social Work from University of Southern California. I have worked as a social worker for over 8 years with families and individuals in community, outpatient, and inpatient settings. A lot of the work I've done has been extensively with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. My approach leans heavily on CBT, solution-focused, and strengths-based modalities, which helps me to empower clients and help them to feel more at ease in a setting that can typically feel uncomfortable. I have a genuine passion to help others work towards their best self.
I consider myself a very approachable and down-to-earth person and therapist, and I pride myself on being able to make sessions feel as inviting, friendly, and fulfilling as possible. When not working, I am often trying to keep myself busy by playing video games with my son, going to rock concerts, or watching any movies or TV shows that can make me laugh.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW 21739
UT LCSW 10270096-3501
Highly recommend Mike! He is a fantastic human and therapist. I gain something from every conversation with him. He has great feedback, expertise, and is very responsive.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mike was very helpful, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to.
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I’ve been through countless therapists in my life, but Mike has been the best. He listens and really tries to get to the root of the problem. I couldn’t recommend him or BetterHelp enough!
Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Michael (Mike) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem