Mike is a Licensed Addictions Counselor for the past 36 years, a Board Certified Biblical Counselor for the past 12 years and an Ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Lafayette. Mike is a seasoned and gifted counselor with addictions, teenagers, and couples. He has received specialized education and training through courses offered by the American Association of Christian Counselors. He recently completed three different training modules for Emotionally Focused Therapy, a total of 72 hours, in order to work with couples seeking healing in troubled relationships. He has worked as a clinician and director in almost all types of treatment settings including outpatient, residential, and hospital-based programs. He has been a frequent public speaker at church sponsored and professional seminars on addictions, parenting, and communication in Southwest Louisiana, he has also presented at American Association of Christian Counselors International and Regional Conferences. Mike has been happily married for 30 years and has two sons ages 25 and 22.