"I believe in working with clients to discover and enhance their internal strengths and potential. I believe that each of us has the ability to significantly improve our life situation and by taking that journey with a therapist we can move forward more rapidly on our path to self discovery and empowerment." Michael
I enjoy working with adults with self esteem issues, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, divorce recovery, substance abuse and couples therapy.
I was born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I received a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State and completed my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work in 1984. It was in graduate school that I met my wife Angela, also a therapist. Prior to graduate school I attained experience in a variety of challenging and rewarding environments, including a detox center, a psychiatric hospital, the LSU Student Mental Health Center, the Baton Rouge Mental Health Center and Baton Rouge Youth, Inc., a group home for teenage boys. My first post-graduate work was as a therapist at Family and Youth Counseling Agency in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In 1987 Angela and I moved to Destin. I began working at the Psychiatric Unit at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Next was private practice at Destin Counseling Center and for about the last two decades I have been in private practice in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Santa Rosa Beach.
I see Individuals, couples and families in my main office on Mack Bayou. We also have a satellite office out of our home in Santa Rosa Beach, if that is more convenient for you. I pride myself in running an efficient schedule and so patients never have to wait for their appointment at either location. Please note that therapy sessions are by appointment only.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you and your family to assist you in living your fullest life!