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Rev. Dr. Michael Bradburn

LCSW, Executive Director

  • Downers Grove
  • Naperville

[email protected]

(630) 357-2456 ext. 210

Specialty Areas:
  • Aging/Caregiving
  • anger management
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Career/professional development
  • Clergy health and wellness
  • Codependency
  • Depression and stress
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Illness
  • Leadership challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Marital and family conflict
  • Parenting
  • spirituality/existential
  • Trauma and abuse recovery
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors

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. He is also a Certified Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner. NET can be used to help individuals identify and let go of “stuck” mind-body stress patterns. Mike is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

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. He now consults with clergy and congregations around leadership, strategic planning, and conflict mediation.

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. He also serves on the Good Samaritan Hospital Community Health Council.

Mike enjoys being a husband and father and besides spending time with family, his main outside interest is music. He’s an active upright and electric bassist who plays with several Chicago bands including Dolly Varden and the Neverly Brothers.

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