There are many stressors for young adults heading off to college: How will I find my classes? Will I like my roommate? How do I prevent the Freshman 15?
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Michael has spent many years working with people from all walks of life in many different community settings. For the last several years he has focused on helping young adults with loss, trauma, substance use and recovery, as well as in making healthy life choices and transitions.
Essential to Michael’s approach is the establishment of safety and trust in the counseling relationship. Michael places a great deal of emphasis on honesty and a willingness to work together toward identified goals in treatment.
He has spent many years helping young adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and issues related to using alcohol and drugs in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. Mindful Meditation, journaling and Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques as well as a supportive collaborative approach has been successful in his practice.
Michael has an immense love and appreciation for many different types of music. He is also an avid dog lover and enjoys being outside riding his motorcycle.