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Mike Etzler, Ph.D., LPC


AREAS OF FOCUS

PTSD, anxiety, depression, marriage, parenting, addiction, abuse, and Life Coaching.
 

INSURANCES

Health Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum Blue Cross, and TRICARE.


MY APPROACH

My personal counseling approach is to provide people with caring, respect, honesty, integrity and empathy. My goal is for clients to finish counseling feeling heard, cared for and loved. Stress and trauma can be made worse by our own beliefs. Therapy can help identify and correct those harmful beliefs. Caring friends have helped my family and me to face life's biggest challenges. I apply my experience and training in Cognitive Therapy to assist individuals and couples following relationship-threatening events such as abuse, infidelity and the death of their loved ones. In my practice, I have treated over 60 people in the past four years with PTSD. Following treatment; many were able to resume their first-responder, military, and flying careers, while strengthening their relationships. Remember, you can survive even the worst of times, and there is nothing too difficult for you to handle. Let's reason together and find your answers. 

MY STORY

Since graduating with an M.A. in Counseling in 1993, I spent the first 20 years counseling pro-bono for individuals, couples, and groups to provide marriage and family therapy, career counseling, treat depression, trauma, addictions and combat stress injuries.  My active duty military career allowed me  to serve the community as a pro-bono counselor, and continue to study the current research in psychology and counseling.    Following a conversation with a Green Beret in Afghanistan, I was challenged to help troops with combat stress injuries and enrolled in a Ph.D. program while in Afghanistan.  Later he began conducting classes for U.S personnel in Afghanistan on stress reduction, PTSD, and combat survival. 

Since returning to the U.S., I applied my experience and training to assist individuals and couples following relationship-threatening events such as PTSD, and infidelity.

 

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

a. Once a Warrior Always a Warrior by Charles Hoge

b. What did You Expect? by Paul Tripp

c. Parenting by Paul Tripp

d. Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell Barkley

e. Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

f. The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John Gotten

g. Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine Pittman and Elizabeth Karle

h. The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John Gottmann

 

MY DOWNLOADABLE FORMS