Clinical Director of Adult Services LCSW; Ordained ELCA Pastor
- Downers Grove
630-357-2456 ext. 110
- behavioral issues
- career/professional development
- family issues
- life transitions
- medical concerns/coping
With over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor, Mike considers it an honor to be a part of the healing process that occurs in individuals, couples and families through therapy. He uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and relies heavily on Bowen family systems theory that views the family as an emotional unit that’s intensely connected. Before joining the SamaraCare staff, Mike served in full-time parish ministry for 15 years, most recently as the senior pastor of a multi-staff congregation.
Mike received his Master of Arts in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, and his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His Doctor of Ministry degree is from Northern Seminary where he teaches courses in pastoral care and counseling.
Mike enjoys being a husband and father and besides spending time with family, his main outside interest in music. He’s an active upright and electric bassist who plays with several Chicago bands including Dolly Varden, the Neverly Brothers and Lee Murdock.