Become the self you wish to be...

A Little Bit About Michael Holker...

Michael Holker, BSW MSW RSW, Registered Social Worker / Therapist

I want to share a little bit about myself so that you can see if I am the person you want to work with through the challenges that bring you to therapy.

My motivation to help others become the people they desire and know they can be, despite their struggles, brought me into this field. I have focused my learning and experience on assisting others in overcoming obstacles and creating the life they want. I am particularly interested in helping those living with ADHD, Depression, and Substance Abuse.

My therapeutic process is integrative and draws on a combination of education, training, and life experience. My approach is always client-centered, strengths-based, solutions-focused, and trauma-informed. I aim to be authentic, relatable, non-judgemental, and mindful. I seek to connect with you meaningfully and walk beside you on your journey through life.

Everyone comes to therapy with unique needs and backgrounds.  The process we will go through is explorative and often involves finding creative approaches to life challenges. It usually includes learning to apply various skills and new understandings. We can know what we must do, and therapeutic support to help guide us in the process is often beneficial.

As Shunryu Suzuki said:

“Each of you is perfect the way you are, and you can use a little improvement.”

My struggles through life have guided and motivated me on my journey to becoming a therapist. We all need a little assistance from time to time, the space to be ourselves and speak our truth; this can be invaluable to our growth.

I am an avid reader and researcher interested in the human condition.

Carl Rogers, in On Becoming a Person, asserted that:

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

You can change too. I am here to support that change.

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