Michael is a lead counselor at The Center for Addiction Medicine at The University of Maryland Medical Center. Michael’s mission is to help people struggling with addiction and mental disorder, and he is dedicated to helping all people live their best lives. Having struggled with untreated mental disorder and substance abuse, Michael knows the pain and sense of failure that comes from it. From the moment he experienced success, his passion has been to help those suffering and support the people that love and rely on them.
Michael works with organizations and empowers them by starting the conversation about mental health and addiction and assisting them in creating lasting change. His initiatives challenge, highlight, and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health and addiction. The goals of his programs are to:
• Raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace.
• Increase productivity and promote a healthier work environment.
• Decrease the impact of disability.
• Increase retention and engagement of valued employees; and
• Strengthen your company brand by linking to a cause that resonates with so many.
In his high energy presentations, Mike tells the story of his battle with bipolar disorder and problem drinking through interactive dialogue, compelling storytelling, and humor. The goal is to engage, entertain, and educate the audience about mental health awareness, and best practices for tackling mental health and addiction in the workplace.
Michael earned his associates degree in chemical dependency counseling from The Community College of Baltimore County and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Towson University.
Tackling Addiction in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know
Creating A Workplace That Supports Mental Health
Self-Care Essentials for Workplace Wellness
The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Nutrition