Michael Anthony Petrosky FloresLMHC

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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I believe that a significant barrier that might prevent people from seeking the care the stigmatization of mental health illnesses and care. I advocate to others that there is no shame in seeking the care that you might need. Seeking mental health care is a very personal choice the individual makes for their overall wellness and wellbeing.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Well, I generally try to look at the problem, issue or concern from various points of view, come up with potential solutions and try to solve the problem, issue or concern by using each solution and determine if that is the best possible solution to the problem, issue or concern. Throughout my personal experiences, I have used this method most of the time. At, times it may not work ideally but i tend to strive to keep looking at experiences from different perspectives as best as I can. I, tend to be self-motivated for the most part and encourage others to do the same. At times, everyone needs to re-examine their personal experiences in order to gain additional insight on how to manage that particular problem, issue or concern using their best knowledge, skills and abilities.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

For me the most important key component of the therapeutic relationship is building rapport with the client. I wholeheartedly believe that once this has been established the therapist and client can then move forward and address the issues, concerns or problems that brought the client to therapy.




Panic attacks & panic disorder

Behavioral Issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise


Social Anxiety

Anger management

Communication issues

Compulsive behavior

Impulse control issues

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Couples Session

Group Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP # 767774), 2020

Qualified Supervisor (Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns), 2020.


FL, LMHC, MH12573


Doctor of Education (EdD) (Counselor Education) Argosy University

Master of Arts (MA) (Mental Health Counseling) Argosy University

Work History

My name is Dr. Michael Petrosky Flores, I presently hold a (Doctor of Education in Counselor Education) and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida. I provide individual and group mental health counseling to adults, couples and families utilizing appropriate therapeutic treatment modalities to meet their individualized needs. I also develop clinical documentation, progress notes, bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, risk assessments and crisis plans. I strive to maintain positive therapeutic relationships with clients who are served. I also communicate with family members, community members and other entities as warranted or needed. I also communicate and corroborate with representatives from other disciplines, such as medical doctors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners in order to ensuring an individualized, client-centered approach to treatment for each and every client. I look forward to work with all clients and support them throughout their therapeutic journey.


18500 Ackerman Avenue, Port Charlotte, 33948, FL