I feel blessed to have the opportunity to counsel couples for marriage and relationships, as well as counsel families and individuals affected by substance abuse. Counseling is very much a calling upon my life. To love something and be successful at it is truly a special gift from God, and it is very humbling to me to be entrusted with this important calling. God has given me an attitude of prayerfully seeking Him with regard to my clients. I know that I give my best counsel when He leads me.
God began to prepare me long ago for this calling, in the form of the personal and family life experience with marital problems, divorce, and reconciliation, as well as substance abuse. During these experiences, I learned the template for healing as well as the empowerment for change that only God provides. This learning has continued for the last 22 years. Along the way, I was able to obtain the formal education to be able to help others. I am not sure why I was so surprised, but I found that every single thing I learned of value in school fits securely into what I have learned about God’s perspective and plan for life and relationships.
Michael attended the University of Texas for his Bachelor’s (Magna Cum Laude) and Master’s degrees in Social Work. He completed the Biblical Counseling Foundation Training Program. He is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas. He has had experience working with clients at Phoenix Academy, SafePlace, Communities in Schools, Samaritan Center, Austin Recovery, Communities for Recovery, and The Salvation Army. He works with teens, adults, seniors, couples, families, and groups. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.