For the past 13 years I have been working as a mental health professional in Idaho, Alaska and Wyoming. I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues and Seasonal Affective Disorder. I am also authorized by the state of Idaho to offer clinical supervision for counselors working towards licensure. My employment history includes working as a substance abuse therapist, providing trauma treatment for teens in a group home facility and working in private practice for the past eight years.
My approach to the counseling process is best described as an eclectic blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a heavy emphasis on Mindfulness. I have also been trained in a form of Trauma Therapy called . Throughout the counseling process, it is my goal to support clients in developing self-awareness, self-compassion, personal empowerment and holistic well-being. I provide mental health services for individual adults, couples and adolescents.
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SERVICES PROVIDED BY MICHAEL HOLLINGSWORTH, LCPC
I am currently offering individual counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues and Seasonal Affective Disorder. I am also offering behavioral modification therapy for children struggling with ADHD and defiance issues. It should be noted that my approach to working with children requires a great deal of parental involvement.
I am also offering couples counseling and pre-marital counseling. As a Prepare and Enrich certified counselor I have access to a comprehensive assessment tool that aids couples in identifying strengths as well as growth areas. The Prepare and Enrich workbook also provides specific skills for improving communication, developing effective conflict resolution skills, practicing forgiveness/accountability and increasing effectiveness in many other core areas of a healthy relationship.
As a licensed clinical supervisor I am authorized by the state of Idaho to provide supervision for mental health professionals working towards licensure.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor E. Frankl
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT
It is perfectly natural to be nervous about meeting with a counselor for the first time. Hopefully, knowing what to expect will make the process a little easier.
Here's what to Expect:
The number one objective of the first session is to establish a therapeutic relationship. The effectiveness of therapy is largely dependent on having a safe and comfortable relationship with your counselor.
The second objective is to begin gathering information about why you are seeking services as well as some general background information. You should not feel pressured to discuss deeply personal topics during the first visit. It is my hope to provide a safe environment that allows for a natural and effective therapeutic experience.
Finally, there are a few short forms that will need to be completed or you can request to have the forms emailed to you ahead of time by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.