Mike enjoys building a relationship with clients by using humor, spontaneity and creating a warm and welcoming environment. Once the relationship has been established, the individual can feel comfortable and confident to address more personal and serious issues in a confidential and respectful therapeutic environment.
Mike believes that individuals are inherently good. He approaches counseling by helping people realize the strengths they already have within themselves in order to bring about change. Mike focuses on building a relationship with clients in order to better understand the individual. With a better understanding of the individual, Mike is able to understand the individual’s perceptions. These perceptions are then explored and challenged with the individual at the individual’s pace.
He provides counseling services to people of many different backgrounds but has a speciality in anger management counseling and a particular interest in helping first-time parents transition into their new roles. Having recently become a father himself in 2014, Mike feels it is important for parents, particularly fathers, to have the support needed during this important and somewhat scary life change. He believes it is important to address issues as they come up in order to become a happy and healthy parent.
Fatherhood is a new and unchartered territory for many. Such an intimidating life change can cause anxiety. Therefore, Mike makes appoint to give men the extra support and tools they need to become even better fathers while reducing stress and anxiety. Mike approaches this by providing open and honest counseling with new and soon-to-be fathers. His aim is to not only help fathers succeed but in turn, help the whole family succeed.
He also specializes in anger management and works to help individuals be freed from the rage-within. As one of the facilitators of our monthly anger management group, Mike equips clients to change this difficult struggle in both group and individual counseling setting. His non-judgmental, calm, and humorous demeanor puts clients at ease to be their true self without hesitation.
Education & Background
Mike graduated from Florida International University in Miami, FL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He then pursued an MBA from FIU but soon realized his heart was in the fields of psychology and counseling. Michael moved from Miami, FL to Orlando in 2008.
In Orlando, Michael learned about improvisational comedy by attending and graduating from SAK University from SAK Comedy Lab. Mike then earned his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL in May 2013. Mike is currently a registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida pursuing licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. He currently lives in Winter Park, FL with his wife of 5 years, their two children, and their Boston Terrier.
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