Fueled by the healing power of vulnerability, community, and self-discovery. Mike’s passion for connection and fascination with the human experience shaped his path, which has led him into the compassionate, wise, and humble arms of Good Heart. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Mike ventured to Colorado State University to receive his undergraduate degree in Psychology. While there, he developed a deep appreciation for the lessons and growth our natural world has to offer, and tapped into the joys and freedom that come from playing in wild places. Combining these interests, he began working for Open Sky, an industry leading Wilderness Therapy program for adolescents and young adults. As a Senior Guide with over 350 days spent in the field, he shared in countless moments of laughter, tears, rage, love and transformation with so many people facing the vast array of life’s challenges. From this formative experience, it became clear to Mike that the vocation of therapy and counseling is his soul work, his calling in life. This led him to Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he is currently getting his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. His intention as a group therapy facilitator is to maintain a safe and nonjudgmental space for people to be their authentic selves, to connect to their experience and emotions, to feel supported in exploring the depths of their being, to indulge their curiosities, and to challenge their beliefs about themselves and their world as they know it.