Michael received his Bachelor’s degree from USC in Humanities, Drama and Cinema, and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. He worked for the Department of Mental Health at an adult outpatient clinic for four years, with severely disturbed teenagers at a locked psychiatric program (Star View Adolescent Center) for 9 years, with college students at Glendale Community College, and with younger disturbed and autistic and cognitively disabled children at a therapeutic school and family therapy setting (Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services).

Michael enjoys helping high-functioning people with their life challenges as well as helping people and their families challenged by severe and persistent disorders.

Michael is licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences since 2007 (MFT-44831).