“What is success?
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Michael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been working as a therapist for the last 4 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Utah State University and a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has worked in an out-patient medical clinic in behavioral health for three years before moving to Oklahoma to be closer to family. Michael is bilingual and bicultural, speaking English and Spanish. He has experience working as a generalist working with kids, adults, and couples for an array of problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues.
OUTSIDE OF WORK
Michael spends his time outside of work with his wife and four children. He enjoys playing music, being outside, and getting his hands on a home project. He spends time serving in his church when he can and has a strong faith in God and Jesus Christ.
A FEW WORDS FROM MICHAEL
Hello I’m Michael. My approach is more directive and collaborative as I work with you to resolve your problems. I think there are valid reasons why people are struggling, and we can work through those things together.
As a therapist I have worked with individuals, couples, and family units on problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other issues that cause distress and disruption in lives. I am trauma informed and trained in EMDR and have finished the Gottman Level 1 training for couples. My hope is to help you work through the problems step by step and to build on your strengths and abilities to move forward.
Family is very important to me, and my wife and I work hard to help our children grow up to be good people. We are Christians and belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that together we can help make life more peaceful and enjoyable for everyone. I hope that I can help you!
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