Associate Pastor / Director of Counseling - LPC-S, LMFT
Mike is an ordained minister and Associate Pastor at Sagemont Church. He has been the Director of the Sagemont Counseling Center since 2001. Mike’s counseling approach is clinically professional & distinctively Christian.
He is certified by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Mike earned the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986 and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University in 1982.
Mike has over thirty-five years of professional counseling experience, including numerous administrative and clinical functions. Prior to assuming his leadership role at Sagemont, he served as the President of Rapha, a nationally recognized Christian organization specializing in the provision of counseling programs and recovery resources to multiple psychiatric hospitals and outpatient settings throughout the country.
While having counseling expertise in a variety of clinical areas, including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, Mike specializes in marriage therapy. In addition, he has advanced training in Eye Movement Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), a scientifically validated approach to trauma recovery.
Mike is the author of two books: Spin Cycle: Getting Off and Staying Off the Drama Triangle; and Changing Course: A Proven Path to Renewed Hope, Confidence, Wisdom and Strength.
He and his wife, Laurie, have been married since 1982, and have three adult children.