Michael Bourgoise, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michael Bourgoise, Clinical Social Worker

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I am an experienced Clinical Social Worker with one foot in clinical work and the other in cutting-edge research. First and foremost, I believe in creating a safe therapeutic atmosphere to build a sense of safety and rapport. specialize in collaborating with clients to achieve their goals regarding drug and alcohol use. I am an intuitive, eclectic, and emotionally-focused therapist well-versed in co-occurring disorders, addressing complex trauma, and take a harm-reduction approach to recovery, meaning that I support the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (I.e. outpatient buprenorphine) which has been proven a strong weapon in our arsenal to reduce cravings. I use motivational interviewing, CBT. DBT, and many other frameworks to encourage positive change. My research and clinical interests include suicidology, the use of technology as an adjuvant to traditional treatment models, and the role biases and internalized stigma influence treatment engagement.

I currently work at Michigan Medicine as a clinical research therapist and at an agency in Southeastern Michigan that serves people with criminal justice involvement. I received my undergraduate degree (BA Hons.) in Philosophy and the Honors Great Books Program. I got my MSW specializing in mental health and chemical dependency in 2020 followed by a post-masters graduate certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Wayne State University in 2021

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Gnosticism
  • Rastafarianism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
2
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
6801114610
Michigan
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Development Plan-CAADC
Michigan
Board Certification(s)
Board Certified Telehealth Professional-Level 1
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist
Evergreen Certifications
2021
Level-2 Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapist
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
2020
Beck institute Clinician Candidate
Beck Institute
2020
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level-2
Evergreen Certifications
2021
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Clinical Social Work Association
Full
National Association of Social Workers
Full
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Affiliate
National Association for Addiction Professionals
Professional
American Psychological Association
Associate
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Associate
International Society of Substance Use Professionals
Professional
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Professional
Society of Clinical Research Associates
Full
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Wayne State University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Studies
2021
Eastern Michigan University
Master of Social Work (Mental Health/Chemical Dependency)
2020