Michael GarnerMA, LMFT, DCC Director of Clinical Operations Clinical Director of Marriage & Family Therapy Services
Michael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). The Distance Credentialed Counselor identifies professional counselors who are specifically trained in delivering traditional counseling through technological means including video chat and more. 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 helping couples and individuals navigate relationships, parenting, blended family, communication and high conflict. He has extensive experience working with adolescent and parenting issues. His background includes nearly 15 years working with adolescents and their parents in several community organizations, which has provided him a great understanding of family, marriage, and parenting dynamics. Michael primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as a Family Systems approach when working with family and parenting dynamics. Michael is also a trained facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH which is an assessment designed specifically for couples to explore and strengthen their relationships. Having served in a pastoral role in a church for several years, Michael is able to offer Christian counseling to those who request a Christian perspective or those who desire to integrate their faith.