Mike is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience providing mental health services to various populations, including children, teens, families, and adults. Mike exercises a direct but supportive approach in therapy. He appreciates the healing power of directly confronting challenges and issues in a safe and therapeutic space. Mike's professional experiences include both direct services and leadership positions with local community services boards, hospital systems, rehabilitation facilities, inpatient, intensive in-home, and private practice settings. He has spent the bulk of the past 15 years working directly in hospital settings, offering psychiatric diagnostic and assessment, crisis intervention, and discharge planning services. Mike enjoys working with older teens and adults and is comfortable and competent addressing mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, complex medical issues, substance use disorders, stress management, interpersonal/relationship challenges, ADHD, and trauma. Mike is LGBTQIA affirming.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his kids, exploring nature, taking nursing courses in pursuit of his MSN/PMHNP, and traveling.
Master of Social Work (MSW)- West Virginia University
Bachelor of Science (BS)- Christopher Newport University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)- Virginia
Certified Case Manager (CCM)- Virginia
Registered Nurse (RN)- Virginia