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.
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.
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.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Panic attacks & panic disorder
Panic attacks are acute conditions in which one experiences an intense bout of anxiety out of seemingly nowhere. This oftentimes stems from a perceived rather than actual threat. Symptoms may include heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath. Panic disorder involves regular frequency of panic attacks (two or more) with a fear of experiencing more in the future.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Engaging repeatedly in excessive behavior despite harmful consequences. People experiencing compulsion often feel unable to control behavior, which can interfere with daily life and relationships. Not uncommon for them to also experience anxiety and depression.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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
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