Integrative Addictions Services Supervisor
Helping people has always been an inner quality Michael demonstrated throughout his growing up in the inner city of Atlantic City. Michael has also been exposed at a very young age to this social problem called (The disease of addiction). After finding a way out in the earlier 2000’s, Michael has spent the last 19 years helping clients find the freedom to live a clean and purposeful life, one day at a time.
Michael is a Master’s Level License Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Through his tenure of nineteen years as a change agent he has worked in various modalities of treatment including: Outpatient Methadone, Residential, Partial Care, Mental Health, Youth Counseling, In Home Community Therapy, Intensive Outpatient, Standard Outpatient, and Family Educational Groups.
Michael holds a Master’s degree in Human Services with a focus in counseling, and he presently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mental Health with a focus in Addiction Counseling at Walden University. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Michael is very enthusiastic, committed, and dedicated to helping our population who suffer with addiction, and mental health disorders. The leadership style he exemplifies is collaborative leadership. Michael is willing to work side by side with staff making sure daily functions at the work place are completed. He enjoys sharing information with his co-workers from trainings and supervision to outside resources.
Michael’s clinical drive has always been to provide professionals, and interns the clinical education needed, so they can develop into stronger clinicians to provide quality, and evidence-based interventions to increase the quality of life our consumers deserve.
Michael is very happy to be a part of the team at Victory Bay recovery Center and is looking forward to influence and impacting our consumers one life at a time.
“It is really nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” – John Templeton, (1912-2008)