Michael Garner


Michael Garner


is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). Michael earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and his Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University. Michael specializes in marriage and family therapy, including couples, parenting and adolescent therapy. He has extensive experience working with adolescent and parenting issues. His background includes over 10 years working with adolescents and their parents in several community ... (read more)

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Preparing to Leave My Wife

February 6, 2016

After many months and a lot of thought and prayers, I made my decision. I walked out the door with nothing but my keys and the clothes on my back to a very important decision that would forever change my life. I walked into the building, listened to the discussion, and signed the dotted line. In less than two weeks I will be leaving my wife and my family behind. As I am preparing for this life ...

The Day I Almost Lost My Wife

October 29, 2015

The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy. My wife had what was supposed to be a relatively normal procedure, which would have required a bit of healing and walking around slowly for multiple weeks. However, after being home a few days, my wife had some complications. I received a frantic voice mail while at work. I canceled the rest of my meetings for the day and went straight to the hospital ...

Communication is a Funny Thing

October 10, 2015

Communication is a funny thing. Every time I ask couples in my office what it takes to communicate effectively, I generally hear very similar things. Listening is almost always listed as one of the top skills for effective communication. While some clients look at me with a blank stare and say something like, 'thats why we are here to see you!', others have a really good understanding of communication ...

Be Broken Together

Septmenber 10, 2015

Over the last few weeks we have been hearing a lot of stuff about the Ashley Madison hack. This has sparked many conversations regarding the surprising names that have been found on that list, the most notably being Josh Duggar. Nearly everyday I hear of broken individuals and broken families because of extra-marital affairs, pornography, lying or a countless other ways ...