Life is just hard sometimes.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to make life a little less hard.
In working with individuals, I take a humanistic approach by staying "very real" with clients. I want others to experience me as friendly and warm, as we work through difficult times together. Do not let my expertise in marriage and family fool you in thinking that I can't or don't want to work with individuals. In fact, about 40% of my practice is individuals.
As a marriage and family therapist, I have dedicated my career to helping people better navigate their relationships with others. I work with all couples and relationships including heterosexual, gay/lesbian/trans couples, and other relationship structures. Therapy can be intimidating, so much that many people wait longer to start the process than what might have been ideal. Regardless of that, I'd like an opportunity to work with you to sort out where you've been in your relationships, and where you'd like to go next.
In addition to working with couples, I also see families. Often times a focus in family therapy is working together to examine old patterns and revise these patterns to come up with solutions. In family therapy, we can uncover each member's part of the issue, and reorganize behaviors to calm family chaos.
I center myself around the idea that the success reached by my clients comes from the notion that someone believes in them. Therapy can be a difficult, but it is not dangerous. Let's work together, so you can feel better about yourself and your world. It is important to me that you feel safe, not judged and that we move at the right pace.
We all have enough shame! I am a therapist that practices a non-shaming stance allowing you to be just who you are. If you would like to know more about my expertise or experience regarding your specific issue, just ask.
I am currently only offering tele-health appointments, indefinitely. Please ask about what tele-health is like. If you are concerned, you may find that it can work for you better than anticipated. I am also willing to set up a 10 min consult so you can see for yourself what telehealth is like.
You can reach Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org