Michael encouraged my spouse and I to examine ourselves, as opposed to blaming the other person. He demonstrated strong empathy, genuine interest, compassion, and true understanding of our issues.
Are you experiencing significant depression and/or anxiety that has you feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or withdrawn from others or from life? Both depression and anxiety can easily feel debilitating at times. However, with caring support, learning new coping skills and challenging negative thoughts, we can gain much needed relief and a sense of finding ourselves again.
Are you currently in a relationship where communication with loved ones has become unproductive, challenging or made you feel misunderstood? We are not born knowing how to effectively communicate. If healthy skills are not role-modeled for us or are not learned elsewhere we can struggle to be heard and understood in everyday conversations or to be respected for our opinions. Counseling can be a terrific place to learn and develop these needed skills through practice and encouragement in a private, safe and non-judgmental environment.
Has a traumatic or significantly stressful event left you in a state of self-doubt, having frequent negative thoughts and/or beliefs about yourself, that make it difficult to function the way you want? Different events in our lives can cause us to have fear or mistrust our decision making and world views to the point where we miss out on daily life and time with family and friends. Through counseling, you can find purpose, trust, and the knowledge that it is possible to feel loved, safe, and self-confident. Together, I will help you develop daily positive self-talk and provide support as you slowly re-engage in desired activities until you feel confident and self-assured.
I enjoy helping adult (17+) clients with:
• Crisis Management
• Conflict Resolution
My style as a therapist is to meet a client where they are and to be caring, accepting, and collaborative. Focusing on a client’s strengths, successes, and effort is a priority to me.
In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.
PREVIOUS CLIENTS’ FEEDBACK
With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…
This was the first counseling session I have ever had. Michael made me feel comfortable and I did not feel the need to hold anything back. I left feeling better than when I arrived.