When I got out of the Airforce, I started working for a large bank. Over the years, I became depressed and addicted to alcohol. I lacked purpose and passion. Ultimately, I sought out therapy and discovered my true potential as a person.
in 2004, I made the decision to pursue my degree in counseling, so that I could make a difference in the lives of those people who are suffering from addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other concerns.
Each person has the capacity to feel better and discover there true potential.
My experience in therapy has enabled me to see that each person is unique and deserves to have there concerns handled with personal care.
Mind Wellness Counseling is a private mental wellness practice that focuses on individualized attention.
As someone who understands, I will ally with you to tailor a custom approach that suits your specific needs.
I know it can be scary to reach out and ask for help, but trust that inner wisdom that is telling you that you deserve to feel better. Hope is here!
What gets me up in the morning and truly a sense that I want to make a difference in lives of people. My passion is to make mental wellness accessible to all and to make it as seamless a process as possible. Therapy doesn't have to be a bad thing. Rather it can be an opportunity to take control over your mental wellness and to honor your uniqueness as a person.
Mike Samar is an experienced therapist who offers deep insights and makes the sessions comfortable and welcoming.
As someone who has been through therapy in the past, I know it can be scary to reach out for help and then to be vulerable with someone and share your deepest inner most concerns. Because I have my own expreience in therapy, I understand that each person is unique and I will ally with you to tailor a custom approach that suits your specific needs. Mind Wellness Counseling is focused on individualized attention. All of my efforts are focused on making sure that your concerns are treated with personal care. I create a safe, sacred, compassionate, and non-judgemental atmoshere for you to feel comfortable.
I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. In addition, I am also a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work which means that I hold myself to the highest ethical standards in the profession. I workrd at the VA for ten years, so I have gleaned the most effective and cutting edge treatments for a variety of concerns. I have advanced training in EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) which is a highly effective treatment for trauma, anxiety, and a range of other issues. Often a single traumatic memory can be worked through in a single session.
I have conducted numerous couples enhancement workshops and I am trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.