Mike has a M.Sc. from Kings College London (UK) in the Philosophy of Mental Disorder as well as an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver. He has also completed a 4-year psychotherapy training program with the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis – Vienna.
Mike is a Registered Clinical Counselor (R.C.C.) in Vancouver with over 10 years of experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, stress, trauma, anger management, identity issues, family of origin experience, existential concerns and sexuality.
Mike’s therapeutic style is a blend of many different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Existential Analysis and Adlerian psychotherapy. He works on cultivating a collaborative and trusting relationship with each client and aims to develop a treatment plan based on the unique needs of the individual.
Mike is a group therapist in a forensic setting where he co-facilitates CBT treatment groups for male offenders. He also runs CBT groups for depression, anxiety and addiction with the Mood Disorders Association of BC and teaches at the Vancouver College of Counselor Training.
Mike has an interest in meditation and mindfulness and he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids and staying active by playing basketball, golf or going to the gym.