Michael is a LPC-I who received his Masters degree from The Citadel (CACREP Certified) in Counselor Education. He has experience in both acute inpatient settings and outpatient settings working with a variety of mood disorders and alcohol/drug related issues. Michael is also a Certified Addictions Counselor-In Process, and enjoys helping people through cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches to assist in identifying life stressors, “triggers,” and negative/self defeating thought patterns that result in undesired thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and decisions. Michael treats mood disorders including but not limited to depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, and alcohol and drug related disorders for clients aged 18 and up. Michael strives to create a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients that is built upon trust, empathy, and positive support. He wants to help assist his clients in improving their lives and wants them to enjoy the therapy process.