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Michael Beavers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Blue Jay (near Lake Arrowhead), California.

He is also a leadership and life coach, supporting clients' (typically therapists, business or community leaders, or other professionals) who are looking to maximize their potential through cutting edge strategies.

He lives in the San Bernardino Mountains with his loyal therapy dog, Luke, and his amazing wife, Becky. Michael has over two decades of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in family therapy, Wraparound, and individual clinical work.  He is a graduate of California Baptist University, has received post-graduate training in leadership development and coaching at the San Bernardino County Management Leadership Academy (at which he also served as a training consultant) and the Executive Coaching College. He has also been active in community service, serving Rotary and faith-based groups in such areas as Abolition.

Among his clinical areas of expertise are

  • Adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Stress and Changes
  • Children
  • Clinical Depression
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples/Relationships/Families
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Employment Issues
  • Individual
  • Life Transitions
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • PsychoEducational
  • Christian Counseling
  • Self Esteem/Personal Growth
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Working With Therapists

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Michael has presented at San Bernardino County Chidlren's Network conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of life mission, teambuilding, and specialized children's services (e.g. Therapeutic Behavioral Services and Wraparound).

Michael's areas of specialization in leadership development and life coaching include:

  • strengths-based leadership
  • teambuilding
  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator in teambuilding and professional development
  • servant leadership
  • innovation and aggressive, mission-focused growth

Education

MASTER OF ARTS, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, California Baptist University, Riverside, California
BACHELOR OF ARTS, LIBERAL STUDIES, San Francisco State University

Coursework in theology

-                      Fuller Theological Seminary

-                      International School of Theology (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Professional Activities and Memberships
Rotary International
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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