CADTP, Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager
Mike started as a graduate of the Navy Drug and Alcohol School in September of 1989. Mike was a counselor for the military for 6 years prior to his retirement from the Navy. During this period of time Mike not only counseled active duty personal but was the direct liaison for the Admiral overseeing the Fleet Training Center San Diego. Mike received education in Anger Management, Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills before leaving the service. As well as his military education, upon retirement, he started working in Domestic Violence upon entering the civilian community.
He has a strong belief that all clients need to be treated individually and as a whole person not just someone with a “disease.” Mike has worked at many different treatment programs over the years in numerous modalities including social model, therapeutic model and medical model programs. Having worked at several positions in treatment care, from Counselor to Clinical Supervisor, Mike enjoys working directly with clients the most.
After 37+ years in recovery, Mike finds his passion is based in a spiritual life built on Church, 12-Step program and community involvement. Mike is currently enrolled in college working towards his B.A in Religious Sciences. As a single parent, Mike enjoys any activity that involves spending time with his daughter, motorcycle (Harley) riding, camping, beaches and horseback riding.