Mike studied at the University of Southern California before obtaining a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. He then attended Azusa Pacific University, earning a doctorate in clinical psychology with emphases in couple and family psychology, as well as organizational and business consulting psychology. Before relocating to Charlotte, Mike developed his clinical practice while teaching graduate students in the comparative study of clinical theories and in processes of identity formation. He has been particularly devoted to depth psychology and the integration of spiritual concern and meaning making within the psychotherapeutic process. He pursues the study of analytical psychology as a candidate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New England.
As a clinical psychologist with Matone Counseling, Mike works with individuals who are motivated to carefully explore their inner life in service to lasting forms of psychological healing. In therapy, Mike provides an environment of respect, focus, and collaboration. Drawing upon rich and proven psychotherapeutic traditions in tandem with current psychological knowledge, he partners with his clients in the endeavor to enrich daily living, alleviate suffering, deepen connections with others, and open new paths of meaningful life pursuit.