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Michael has nearly two decades of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, including as a Multi-Systemic Therapist, Clinical Director, Children’s Pastor, Camp Counselor and speaker.  

After serving as a Children’s pastor, he went on to obtain his Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.  Following seminary, Michael worked at The Buckeye Ranch in Columbus Ohio as a Multi-Systemic Therapist, working with individuals 12-18 and their families.  

Michael founded and leads Gateway Family Services of Illinois, providing trauma focused-equine assisted psychotherapy, Individual & Family Therapy. This team is working with individuals and families across the lifespan who have experienced trauma.  Michael has spent several years working with youth in the foster care system & post-adoption.  Gateway Family Services is also working with the VA Illiana Health Care System to provide services to veterans.  In addition to Gateway Family Services, Michael is currently the Executive Director of Hooves of Hope, a faith based mentoring program. 

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