Services to Professionals


Along with clinical services, I offer supervision for degreed professionals seeking certification with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, where I am a clinical member and Approved Supervisor. 

Teaching, Training and Workshops 

I have many years experience delivering training and lectures at conferences, educational institutions, mental health agencies and hospitals on a wide range of topics. I have also served as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities in the Puget Sound Area. 

Presentations provided to or in conjunction with: 

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors 

  • NW Indian Certification Board 

  • Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University 

Topics covered include: 

  • Talking Back to Addiction 

  • Real Relapse Prevention 

  • Personal Firewall for Recovery 

  • Substance Abuse and Family Dynamics 

  • Co-Occurring Disorders 

  • Marriage and Couple Counseling 

  • Rejuvenation and Self-Care 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Case Consultation 

My workshops and classes are built on a solid foundation of educational and clinical experience and are always well seasoned with humor, metaphor, case examples and a dash of the unexpected. 

For information on booking me for lectures or workshops, call (206) 526-7945.


“I found that although I had 30 plus years of experience at the time, Michael provided a rich educational and supportive experience as my supervisor. Michael offered experience, wisdom, insight, encouragement, along with holistic perspective encompassing mental health, substance abuse and family system perspectives.”
— Steven A. Maybell, Ph.D. Clinical Director, Youth Eastside Services, Therapist, Author and Teacher
“Michael is a valued instructor in our CD Counselor Certification courses. Since joining us in 1999 he has distinguished himself with his respectful teaching style and ability to present clinical knowledge and practical skills.”
— Leo Whiteford, Director of the NW Indian Certification Board, Tacoma, WA
“I have used Michael for numerous trainings and seminars. He is a talented and warm presenter with a real gift for connecting with his materials and his audience.”
— Mary Ann Dewing, Assistant Director and Training Coordinator, Family Services EAP, Seattle, WA