Michael Pierce is a therapist who works with individuals, groups, adults, young adults and couples. His therapeutic approach always begins as person-centered.
Depending on the circumstances, he may use a combination of humanistic, mindfulness or solution-focused therapy with clients. For those with trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) he employs EMDR therapy. His primary approach in working with couples is emotionally focused therapy.
As a personal growth facilitator and therapist, Michael has more than 20 years of extensive experience with diverse groups of folks. Those settings include substance-abuse treatment centers, non-profits organizations, community mental health centers and private practice. Before the pandemic, he saw clients at his office on Ocean Park in Santa Monica. Since then Michael has been serving clients by phone or via video conference calls.
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult and young adult men; providing a safe and accepting space; address life challenges while promote physical and mental health
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and secure attachment, desire, connection, and love
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or frightful events; e.g. witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing life-disruptive memories caused by exposure to a traumatic event or experience
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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Private practice, 2019 - Present
Southern California Counseling Center, 2016 - 2019
Beach House Treatment Center, 2017 - 2019
California State University Northridge, MS, MFT, 2017