Mike James Valdez

Counseling Student

Mike is currently a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling candidate at Bellevue University. Mike started his career by achieving his Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  He has worked as a business coach and consultant in the past. Though those careers helped shape him as a practitioner, Mike always had the desire to counsel and help others.

Mike has a passion for helping people find comfort and develop coping skills to deal with issues that they may be facing.  He believes that spirituality can play a large role in our healing and growth, as well as involvement of social supports such as family.  Mike enjoys working with those who have OCD, anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Mike’s focus is on using talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, which he likes to customize for each client.  He is a trained EMDR practitioner. He believes that through honest, compassionate dialogue, individuals are most likely to make progress.  Mike is also certified in Franklin Covey training and is a certified Enneagram practitioner.

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