PTSD, trauma and abuse, active military personnel and veterans, first responders, and those dealing with anxiety and depression. Speaks English and Spanish.
It’s hard to find someone better acquainted with the realities of mental health than a veteran street cop. Michael served as an Indianapolis police officer for more than two decades, dealing with every kind of situation you can image, and many you probably can’t. Witnessing the despair and destruction left in the wake of traumatic events, and still recovering from traumas in his own childhood, Michael has moved from the role of warrior to that of healer.
He believes God’s purpose for him is helping people who have experienced the most complex, most extreme traumatic events cope with those experiences. It’s why he regularly works with veterans, first responders, and victims of human trafficking. And as a believer in Christ, he knows where true healing comes from and who assists us in the healing process.
Michael, an ordained chaplain, earned an undergraduate degree in applied behavior analysis from Purdue Global and is completing coursework for a master’s in mental health counseling from Walden University. He has three adult children (a son and two daughters), a 9-year-old daughter, and a grandson, and when he isn’t keeping up with everyone’s activities, you’ll find him riding his motorcycle, getting deep into nature, exploring different types of art projects, or desperately trying to outdo his daughter in video games.