I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Lenoir- Rhyne University. I graduated in May of 2005. I regularly participate in professional development activities which allow me to better serve you as a counselor. In December 2006, I became a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I also became a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCAS-A) in March 20018. I have experience working with adults and children with Mental Health and Substance Use issues. I have a background in crisis services and individual therapy and have treated numerous clients, both women and men, with a history of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.
For as long as I can remember I have been told that I help others feel better about themselves or difficult situations in their lives. This has not been through offering some "grand solution" to their problems but through a willingness to listen and offer kindness to people in need at anytime. I strive to bring this quality into the way I practice counseling. I truly see helping others as a privilege and my being in the counseling field as a calling from God.
Michael Reel, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A
I view problems people have in their lives as developmental in nature. This means at certain times in a person’s life they can expect to face particular challenges and the person may seek counseling in order to address them.