Hi. My name is Mike and I am a licensed professional counselor and life coach. I’m not sure how you ended up here, but welcome! This is my website. I have spent over 10 years helping people to better themselves and I love it. My work in the mental health field has given me insight and experience that has helped me personally to grow and I love sharing that information. So here I am.
Honestly, I confess that this is my first foray into the blogosphere. Well, the internet really. I haven’t been that interested in social media or doing much more than reading and researching info on the web. It was only just recently that I was talking to a friend who talked me into having an online presence. I wasn’t initially a fan, but as I’m venturing more into it, it’s not too bad. So here I am with my very first blog post.
The goals for my little corner of the intern
et are pretty simple. I plan to talk about the things that I come across in my practice. Anxiety, depression, stress, forgiveness, parenting, and relationships…nothing any of us can relate to I’m sure. (This is probably where I should warn you that there will be more than a touch of sarcasm here and there on this blog. Proceed accordingly!) And despite the picture included with this post, I don’t know everything. Just don’t tell my kids I said that. But maybe there’s something I know that can help you or someone you know. And if that’s the case, then all of my stress over venturing onto the internet was worth it. That’s why I’m here.
In addition, every now and then you may find me espousing opinions on things I enjoy like men’s fashion, entertainment, music, or books. And sometimes I may wander into topics that might ignite debate. Masculinity, leadership, and societal issues…these are some of my hot buttons. I have heard that it’s entirely possible that some of you may disagree on those views. I have a hard time imagining that but if that is the case, I welcome a spirited debate. I am not, however, interested in sweeping hatred, vitriol, or general venting. This isn’t the place for that.
Take a look around. Check everything out. Poke into the corners and see what you find. Hopefully there’s something good that can help you with something. If not, maybe there’s something that piques your interest. If you can’t find what you need here, feel free to contact me.