Mike received a BS degree in Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University, an MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky and an MBA degree from Arizona State University. Mike is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Utah.
Since 2002 Mike has dedicated his entire career to working with at risk adolescents and young adults with dual diagnosis related issues. Mike’s clinical passion and expertise is in the area of drug and alcohol recovery as well as treating other process addictions. Prior to returning to Utah and joining At the Crossroads in 2014, Mike had spent the previous two years as the clinical and program director at an extended care sober living program for young adult men in Portland, Maine.
Most of Mike’s career has been spent working as a clinician at several of the top wilderness therapy programs in the country. Wilderness therapy helped Mike fine tune his assessment skills and gain greater respect for the restorative power of nature and it’s ability to heal and transform. Mike enjoys in particular working with young adults who have come to At the Crossroads having had this experience.
Mike in an East coast transplant to Utah; born in Pennsylvania and raised in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. He has made several cross country moves during his adulthood but always seems to find himself back in Utah’s red rock country. Mike is an avid sports fan. He enjoys anything outdoors and is a firm believer in the restorative and spiritual power of nature. He enjoys spending time in the gym in his “free time” and believes that a healthy mind begins with a healthy body.
He is the father of three children who are quickly approaching the adolescent years and are sure to provide him with some challenging parenting experiences in the years ahead.