Michael Sherman, MFT
Michael joined Dr. Duggan & Associates in 2000. Michael has been in private practice for over 13+ years and provides adolescent, adult, family, and couples counseling across a broad range of issues.
Prior to entering the mental health profession, Michael worked for 20 years in Sales and Marketing in the Computer, Incentive Marketing, and Food Service industries, including 10 years in private ownership of his own company. He is able to put this unique combination of experience to effective therapeutic use.
In addition to his private practice, Michael has worked in a variety of clinical settings to include youth shelters, adolescent treatment centers, and private sector Employee Assistance Program settings for the US Postal Service, the Banking industry and the Hospital industry.
Michael holds an MA degree in Counseling Psychology from National University and an MA degree in Public Administration from UCLA. His specialized training includes a Certificate in Short-Term Therapies from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
Michael has multifaceted clinical experience working successfully with clients of different, age, gender, religion, culture, personality, and lifestyle. His clinical approach is based on Solution-Focused Short-Term Therapy. He believes strongly that each client comes to therapy equipped with the inherent strengths and abilities necessary to uncover and implement the steps required to resolve the difficulties facing them. Michael sees his role in the process as being one of assisting his clients to heightening their awareness of, and access to, those strengths. He helps his clients become aware of all the possibilities for change, and then collaborates with them in the creation of alterative solutions. You will often hear him say "Do more of what's working, less of what's not; If it's not broken, don't fix it!"