My Approach to Helping
My name is Michael Atwood and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been fully licensed since 2018 but have been working in the mental health field since 2012. I have worked in a large variety of treatment settings including residential rehab, prison, hospitals, partial hospitalization, and traditional outpatient. I have worked with groups, individuals, and couples with clients of varying ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I enjoy the rational emotive behavioral therapy view of mental health but have studied a variety of other views to be flexible with clients' needs.
Outside of therapy, I enjoy playing games with my friends and family. My experience with a variety of video games, board games, and role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons has helped me be able to connect with young adults and the young at heart as well as equipped me with a different set of problem-solving skills that couldn't be learned in a classroom. I enjoy breaking down a problem and finding different tools and skills for solving those problems. If that sounds like something you would be interested in too then I would be happy to get to know you; and work with you to improve things.