Micheal has a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT) and acquired experience in all adult level issues while working in Acute Psychiatric Hospital settings. Micheal now specializes in adult, marriage, pre-marital, couples, and relationship therapy and counseling services.
How does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
The Dean of the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at Harding University, where I received my master’s degree, told my class in the very first semester of my training the following: “The most important tool that you take into any therapy session is yourself.” I am a kind, loving, caring, honest, straightforward type of person and that definitely finds its expression in my approach to counseling.
What do you like doing for fun?
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors. My interests include biking, hiking, walking trails, climbing rock/cliffs, exploring, golfing, playing basketball, and more. I enjoy reading (non-fiction, religious and/or self-improvement, educational, edifying type books), watching a good science fiction movie or TV show, cooking out with family and friends, sitting around a fire pit or fireplace and enjoying good conversation, and just about anything that includes my family.
What would I say to someone considering therapy for the first time?
If you are someone who is ready to leave behind the dysfunctional belief systems and strongholds of the past and the lessons learned that have naturally developed your tendency to help produce the challenges you face… If you are ready to press toward developing strengths that equip you to overcome those challenges… I’m ready to come alongside you, your significant other/spouse, your family and work to aid you in that process.