I collaborate with you towards your goals and the vision of your best self. Together we explore your strengths and solution build by untangling the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck.
I became a counselor because of the understanding that life has a finality. My early experiences shaped the idea that we should live our lives to the fullest capacity. Counseling is a way I assist others in achieving and creating the fullness in the life they desire. Life feels in alignment when where you are and where you want to be match.
I believe change occurs in therapy when narratives are explored that lead to solutions.
I serve clients ages 10 and older. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
I obtained my bachelors in psychology from the University of North Texas and my masters degree in professional counseling from Texas Wesleyan University. I started my career as a behavior interventionist for alternative schools, then I worked as a family specialist for a local agency. I briefly treated individuals with chemical dependency while also conducting in-home therapy services for juvenile probation. In 2013 I opened Brighter Possibilities Family Counseling. For the last decade, we have built a team to serve the community's counseling needs. Our common goal at Brighter Possibilities is to achieve breakthroughs with clients, even when clients have lost hope.
I have a license in professional counseling as a LPC. I am trained as a marriage and family therapist. I was a past president of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. I currently train clinicians from many backgrounds on a variety of therapeutic topics.
I love creating new experiences with the people I love and connecting through storytelling.
Michael serves self pay clients only.
*Upon request, our office can provide you with the needed documentation if you would like to independently submit for reimbursement with your insurance.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Please review intake paperwork closely regarding fees.
Every client's situation is unique and the length of time in counseling/number of sessions held will vary case by case. A Good Faith Estimate is calculated by multiplying the number of sessions with the session rate. A GFE may not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment, such as subpoenaing a counselor to court, etc.
If you pay for services out of pocket, a Good Fatih Estimate will be provided to you at your initial sessions.
Michael having a conversation about suicide.
Michael with the School Daze hosts discussing trauma in our society.