Michael Hutt LPC

Michael Hutt EFT and EMDR therapist

Am I the right therapist for you? When looking for a therapist, you should consider two questions: Do you like them? And do you trust them? After reading my bio, I hope you will have a better idea if I may be a good fit for you. I have a quirky sense of humor and can be very analytical. Despite this tendency, I utilize models of therapy that are experiential. I get my clients out of their heads through action-oriented interventions and focus on emotions. I have experience working with a variety of clientele. However, I am particularly drawn to three types of clients: couples, survivors of violence, and men.

Couples

I enjoy working with couples and find the complexity and chaos energizing. It is difficult to hide one’s emotions in the presence of their partner. I recall early in my career seeing one person calmly describe the problems in the relationship. As soon as the other person entered the room the calmness seemed to disappear, and the full picture emerged. There are many models one can use for working with couples. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and use this approach with my couples. Couples seek out therapy for a variety of reasons, but I see in all these reasons a need to increase emotional connection.

Survivors of Violence/Abuse

I received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I learned about this modality while working with victims of domestic violence. During this time, I heard stories of unspeakable acts of violence that these individuals experienced throughout their life. I was incredibly touched as they began to develop trust and disclose the most difficult parts of their story to me. I have learned much about life through hearing their courageous stories of resilience and faith.

Men

Men tend to be reluctant to engage in therapy. However, once they see that therapy is rarely like it is portrayed in TV and movies, they tend to accomplish a lot. I enjoy working with men to help them experience more emotionally connected and satisfying lives. They often come to therapy at the prompting of a romantic partner. Many tell me that changes in therapy not only benefit their relationship at home but also help them at work. I have experience working with men on a variety of problems including anger, pornography, and other addictions.

License and Education

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) in the state of Arizona. I received my master’s degree in counseling from Ottawa University. After taking additional classes, I obtained a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Christian Counseling. Prior to my counseling career, I worked as an electrical engineer for 10 years and earned a masters in electrical engineering. My BS was from Purdue. I changed careers for many reasons. However, the main reason was realizing that I enjoy working with people and learning about them.

Availability

I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My first client is at 11am and my last client is at 7pm.

Specialties: Couples counseling, men’s issues, domestic violence, dating violence

Questions? Email Michael now.

Michael Hutt EFT and EMDR therapist

Am I the right therapist for you? When looking for a therapist, you should consider two questions: Do you like them? And do you trust them? After reading my bio, I hope you will have a better idea if I may be a good fit for you. I have a quirky sense of humor and can be very analytical. Despite this tendency, I utilize models of therapy that are experiential. I get my clients out of their heads through action-oriented interventions and focus on emotions. I have experience working with a variety of clientele. However, I am particularly drawn to three types of clients: couples, survivors of violence, and men.

Couples

I enjoy working with couples and find the complexity and chaos energizing. It is difficult to hide one’s emotions in the presence of their partner. I recall early in my career seeing one person calmly describe the problems in the relationship. As soon as the other person entered the room the calmness seemed to disappear, and the full picture emerged. There are many models one can use for working with couples. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and use this approach with my couples. Couples seek out therapy for a variety of reasons, but I see in all these reasons a need to increase emotional connection.

Survivors of Violence/Abuse

I received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I learned about this modality while working with victims of domestic violence. During this time, I heard stories of unspeakable acts of violence that these individuals experienced throughout their life. I was incredibly touched as they began to develop trust and disclose the most difficult parts of their story to me. I have learned much about life through hearing their courageous stories of resilience and faith.

Men

Men tend to be reluctant to engage in therapy. However, once they see that therapy is rarely like it is portrayed in TV and movies, they tend to accomplish a lot. I enjoy working with men to help them experience more emotionally connected and satisfying lives. They often come to therapy at the prompting of a romantic partner. Many tell me that changes in therapy not only benefit their relationship at home but also help them at work. I have experience working with men on a variety of problems including anger, pornography, and other addictions.

License and Education

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) in the state of Arizona. I received my master’s degree in counseling from Ottawa University. After taking additional classes, I obtained a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Christian Counseling. Prior to my counseling career, I worked as an electrical engineer for 10 years and earned a masters in electrical engineering. My BS was from Purdue. I changed careers for many reasons. However, the main reason was realizing that I enjoy working with people and learning about them.

Availability

I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My first client is at 11am and my last client is at 7pm.

Specialties: Couples counseling, men’s issues, domestic violence, dating violence

Questions? Email Michael now.

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