Michael Hagan, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Michael Hagan, LMFT

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“Hope is passion for what is possible!”
-Kierkegaard

I offer a gentle, accepting environment to assist you or your family navigate issues related to addiction, relationships, life transitions, parenting, or journeying through adolescence, especially while dealing with substance use issues. I will work collaboratively with you to find ways to address all challenges related to living life on life's terms particularly when dealing with alcohol and drug use, my chosen area of specialization.

Together we will come to understand your strengths, develop your ability to access those strengths and gain skills to live a life worth living, to find meaning in your existence. You are the expert on your own life, and my job is to listen for understanding. There are many paths toward overall wellbeing; you and I will work to find what path may be best for you.

I have a MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor. Additionally, I have two master’s degrees in education, and I am a certified educator with decades of experience teaching all ages from preschool to graduate school. I started my career as an accountant and businessperson before I became a teacher, a teacher and parent educator, a school principal and ultimately a psychotherapist. As a therapist, I have worked with parents, teachers, and business leaders to address the day-to-day stressors of their work and their lives. I have traveled and done educational presentations throughout the United States as well as in Australia and China. I have lived in nine different states, been married for 36 years and have raised three children. I love spending time with family, being in nature, scuba diving and all animals; I especially love spending time with my two rescue dogs, Bear and Freya, and two semi-feral rescued cats, Bender and Fry. My pronouns are he/him/his.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Business Executives-Work/Life Stress
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Educators-Teacher Stress
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders

Therapy Types

  • 12-Step Facilitation Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rebt
  • Recovery Model Of Addiction
  • Smart Recovery Facilitation Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Bicultural
  • Educators
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Parents
  • Single Parents

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
3
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
131272
California
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
11510
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
California Southern University
MA, Psychology
2019
UC Santa Barbara
MA, Education
2006
Arizona State University
M.Ed., Elementary Education
1991