Michael Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH) with experience working with individuals struggling with addiction, trauma, depression/bipolar, and anxiety-type disorders, especially in co-occurring presentations. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. He believes working collaboratively with clients to create an environment in which health change can occur and in establishing an understanding of current life narratives and constructing a preferred narrative so that clients can move from one to the other. He is trained in Narrative Therapy from the institute of Narrative Therapy in England. He has experience working with people struggling with addiction, past and present sexual trauma, childhood abuse, and a variety of other issues.
Trauma / PTSD
Michael also utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Experiential therapy, and Existential Therapy. Michael approaches therapy through the lens of finding/creating/altering personal meaning when it comes to pivotal life events in a way that allows for growth and change to occur in a healthy way.