Marriage & Family Therapist,
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
I”m a licensed Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience and I regularly provide consultations for therapists desiring to enhance their clinical skills. I have taught for Fuller Theological Seminary, Northern California Bible College, and California State University Hayward. I have also presented various workshops and trainings throughout the Bay Area.
Like many therapists with my extensive experience, I work with a wide variety of issues I am considered an expert in the following areas:
- PTSD / TRAUMA RESOLUTION
- MARITAL / RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
- ADDICTIONS ( Especially sexual )
My first area of expertise is dealing with PTSD / TRAUMA RESOLUTION using EMDR. I am a Diplomate and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. I am also an Approved Consultant and Certified in EMDR, trained by the originator, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.. (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a powerful methodology for the rapid resolution of traumatic/upsetting memories – both past and present. I am passionate about helping people go from feeling “stuck” in some area of their lives to achieving healing using primarily this innovative, powerful EMDR methodology. EMDR is not only highly effective with traumatic experiences but also ANXIETY and DEPRESSION.
My second area is in helping people struggling with ADDICTIONS. ( Sexual, Chemical, Alcohol, etc.) I have over 26 years of experience working with addicts, providing help through workshops, individual therapy, group therapy, and running a treatment program. I am also trained in a innovative treatment called The Feeling State Addiction Protocol, by Robert Miller, Ph.D. This treatment brings surprisingly rapid help for those struggling with addictions. Feel free to contact me for more infomation about this fascinating treatment methodology.
My third area is in helping people, like yourself, draw close and stay close in your relationships. ( MARITAL / ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP ISSUE ) Working from a John Gottman, Ph.D. perspective, I help people connect with each other in a very special way, establishing foundational patterns that enable love to last a life time. Also drawing on my extensive experience using EMDR, I help people understand how our life experiences and behavior based on those experiences; cause people to lose their feelings of closeness / connection in relationships.
I love working with other Therapists, Medical Professionals, Emergency Responders, Pastors, their Families, and Staff. I also provide consultations for therapists seeking to improve their skills.
If you are looking for someone with my extensive expertise, someone who understands and respects your values system, and someone who has passion for helping people get better, please contact me today.
I can be reached at: (925) 262-1155 ext. 1 or
Trinity Life Counseling is comprised of independent non-affiliated professionals. Michael is an independent mental health clinician.