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My Journey

My journey to becoming a life coach has been long and winding, but it is an experience for which I am forever grateful. It provided me with a deeply empathetic and compassionate outlook, a sensibility which has become the guiding force behind my life coaching practice.

 

I started therapy as a young child, yet it was only decades later that a therapist asked me: “have you ever experienced trauma?” That question changed the entire trajectory of my life for the better. I began a deep dive into my life and experiences, a process that ultimately saved my life, and my goal is to help others do the same.

 

I understand how it feels to be alone in your existence, to feel completely isolated despite an abundance of seemingly close connections. I know the true value of having someone to talk to that listens intently when trying to process trauma and get back on the right path.

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My journey has crossed many different types of therapy. I'm a NAMI certified connection recovery support group facilitator. I’ve both studied and experienced first-hand CBT, DBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapy, and Art Therapy. What I noticed was that it’s often a combination of therapies that results in breakthroughs for most people. That is why I have incorporated valuable techniques from a range of therapies in my life coaching, and also why I want to work with clients already in therapy and are longing for another outlet or sounding board.

 

If my unique experience can help just one other person, then a deeper purpose has been fulfilled.

“In the almost two decades I have known Michael, he has always been one the first people I sought out for advice. His compassion and empathy, combined with his life experience provides me with the support I needed."

Sam R.