About Michael: Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum Student

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Education Background

 

Michael is currently a practicum student in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Lamar University. He anticipates graduating the program with his master's degree in August of 2022.

 

Michael entered the Marriage & Family Therapy program as he is a strong believer in couples' relationships, family relationships, and how they are central to an individual's long-term success. Whether you are in teen therapy, young adult counseling, couples counseling, or family therapy, having strong, supportive relationships to support you in your journey is essential to long-term success.

Professional Background & History 

 

Michael has been a great addition to the team at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. He not only brings many years of life experience, but also brings many hours and experience in running and facilitating groups for men. Here he has helped repair, rebuild, and reinforce marriage relationships as well as other relationships for the men he has worked with.

 

He has also led mental health retreats, 12-step facilitation, as well as providing life coaching for individuals. Michael has been fortunate to provide life coaching to professional athletes as well as for a Hollywood entertainer!

Michael has turned his life experience in facilitating groups and individual life coaching into a passion for providing therapy for teens, young adults, families, and couples. He provides therapy for those struggling with:

He is a gifted communicator and is able to develop quick rapport with those he works with. Once Michael graduates with his master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, he will continue at Katy Teen & Family Counseling as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - Associate providing individual, couples, and family therapy.

 

Supervision at Katy Teen & Family Counseling

As a practicum student, Michael receives supervision from Jason Drake, the Owner & Lead Clinician at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. Jason Drake is a Licensed Clinical Worker - Supervisor (LCSW-S), and is also:

 

Jason has provided therapy to teens and families since 2003 and specializes in leading teams of high performing therapists who specialize in teen therapy, family counseling, and counseling young adults.

 

Jason is also a leader in the field of teen, young adult, and family counseling providing coaching and technical assistance to teen Residential Treatment Centers across the country.

 

Jason is also a regular contributor to various magazines and publications lending his expertise to various mental health related topics. You can check these articles out on our "Featured Articles" service page on our website.

 

He has also been a guest on Fox 26 Houston and on a podcast, "Grow a Group Practice" with Alison Pidgeon.

Katy Teen & Family Counseling: Providing Teen, Young Adult, Couples, & Family Therapy

 

 

At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we have combined 70+ years in teen counseling, young adult therapy, marriage counseling, and couples therapy. Our counselors have the training, skill, and experience to help you, your teen, young adult, and you as a couple reach your goals.

 

Our Katy, Tx office is conveniently located just off of I-10 and 99. We are just a minute or two south of I-10 and 99. Easy to get to for those living in the Houston area and right here in the heart of Katy for those living in or around Katy, Texas. 

 

If you are ready to start the healing journey, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:​

 

1. Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling

2. Meet with one of our talented and compassionate therapists

3. Let our therapists be your guide in your healing journey in restoring hope, happiness, and connected family relationships.

 Other Services Offered at Katy Teen & Family Counseling 

 

At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we provide a variety of therapy approaches that are supported by research and shown to be effective. Some of the teen therapy and young adult counseling we offer are:

 

Board Certified Neurofeedback Therapy

 

Anxiety counseling

Anxiety/Panic attacks

Neurofeedback for ADHD/ADD

Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)

Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)

Therapy for depression

Therapy for trauma

PTSD counseling

 

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

 

Trauma Therapy

PTSD Treatment

Depression Counseling

Therapy for Anxiety

Therapy for Social Anxiety

Therapy for Panic Attacks

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy)

 

Trauma treatment

PTSD treatment

Counseling for anxiety

Anxiety/Panic attacks

Depression therapy

Group Therapy for Teens

 

Teen Depression

Teen Anxiety

Teen Social Anxiety

Teen Panic Attacks

Body Image

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

 

Therapy for trauma

PTSD counseling

Therapy for anxiety

Anxiety/Panic attacks

Therapy for depression

 

Support Group for Parents

 

Parents of teenagers and young adults face unique challenges. The "Parents Supporting Parent's" group at Katy Teen & Family Counseling provides a place where parents can meet with other parents of teenagers and young adults who may be struggling.

 

Parents will walk away from this group with a greater feeling of support, actionable skills, and even friendships.

 

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

 

It can be stressful parenting a struggling teen or young adult. More than anything we want to be able to help them. Sometimes couples may disagree about how to do so. This can inadvertently create stress in a relationship.

 

And there may be times where the actions of you or your spouse or partner has damaged the trust in your relationship. You want to reestablish the trust in a relationship you have worked hard for over the years.

 

Relationships are complex and take work. It can be helpful to have an objective, third party who is also experienced in marriage counseling and couples therapy. At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we also provide couples therapy and marriage counseling.