Mike is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Angela Peña, PhD, NCC, LPC-S. Mike completed his undergraduate work at Penn State University and earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.
Mike’s masters-level internship included individual and group counseling at Sereneco Wellness Center in Frisco, TX, and individual counseling at The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX, counseling clients experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, codependency, relationship issues, addiction and substance abuse, trauma, legal issues, and other life challenges.
Mike’s goal is for his clients to experience lasting healing and sustained personal growth and to achieve their best possible life today and in the future. Mike believes that the most important factors in attaining that goal are a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust, and a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment where his clients can make positive changes in their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors.
While Mike’s primary approach to counseling is person-centered and he applies Cognitive Therapy (CT) techniques in his work, he believes that the pursuit of wholeness is an individual growth process that requires flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Mike believes that his clients are the expert and a genius in their own life, and when they believe that, know that, and behave accordingly, they will be on a path of lasting healing, growth, peace, and joy. Mike’s areas of focus are codependency, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and addiction, and trauma.