One of the first things to know about mental health is that you’re not alone. These days so many people struggle with different aspects of mental health due to many reasons, including the structures in our society. And while societal structures can’t be fixed overnight, it’s important to feel that sense of not being alone. This is one of the key pillars of my therapy practice.
I come from a background of high-pressure environments, including being on the track team at University of Maryland and as a classroom teacher. These experiences have taught me a lot about how both external and internal influences are important factors in mental health.
I have a balanced approach that looks at changes you can make in your environment, such as starting a new hobby, regularly scheduling social activity or movement, or changing your relationship with technology.
In addition, listening to your internal thoughts, feelings, sensations, and instincts is important in therapy, and these will be honored and respected to bring about the natural process of healing.
Collaboration is key in therapy, and I look forward to getting to know you and collaborating to bring about positive change.
Mike works under the direct supervision of Andreea Solfavi, LPC