Mike celebrates the goodness and strength of his clients, and offers sessions that are nurturing, captivating and goal oriented. His approach to therapy is grounded in the psychodynamic, mindfulness and acceptance-based traditions, and he offers compassionate support to clients who’ve experienced depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and other challenges.
Mike comes to the field of psychotherapy after a lengthy career as a journalist and communication educator. In the midst of this experience, he discovered that his first love was working one-on-one with students and other people – on academic issues, but also with respect to the career, family and relationship concerns they often brought to his office.
Pursuing this passion, Mike trained and worked as a life coach, and worked briefly as a hospice volunteer and chaplain intern. Now in the final year of Loyola University Chicago’s MA in Pastoral Counseling program, he sees clients at Claret Center and at St. Jerome Parish in Rogers Park.
In his prior life, Mike worked in both commercial and public radio newsrooms, and earned a BS, MA and PhD in mass communication and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Mike, please contact him at 773-234-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.