Michael is a native of Montana and is a graduate of Montana State University where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. During his time at MSU, Michael worked as an integrated behavioral health counselor at Community Health Partners in Bozeman while also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the university’s counseling program. Michael has experience working with young, middle-aged, and older adults with presenting concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, identity formation, relationship difficulties, and more.
Michael is excited to be joining Providence Mental Health and is looking forward to contributing to the team through his abilities as a communicator as well as a caring, compassionate, and hard-working counselor. Michael hopes to expand Providence Mental Health’s vision of collaborative strength-based therapy by incorporating his practices of constructive and solution-focused therapeutic practices with clients in a safe and supportive environment. Michael’s experiences have given him a strong passion for helping strengthen the relationships between spouses and between parents and children. Michael believes that all people are capable of creating positive changes in their lives and is especially passionate about helping people strengthen their interpersonal relationships to promote well-being.
As a born and raised Montanan who has called Bozeman his home for over 18 years, Michael is thrilled to be providing mental health services for the Gallatin Valley. When he is not in the office, Michael enjoys basketball, skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and any other activities that allow him to be on or near the water. As someone who deeply values quality time and connection with others, Michael enjoys spending his with friends, his family, and his fiancé. Michael also deeply enjoys cooking, as he finds that it is both relaxing and another way to connect and share happiness with others.