Alcohol & Substance Use • Depression & Anxiety Relationships • Trauma

Michelle Craveiro and I founded the Parkdale Therapy Group, LLC in 2007 with the desire to create a supportive environment; one of respect, creativity, compassion, and understanding, both for our colleagues and for the people with whom we consult.

My professional interests included consultation for the challenges and influences of anxiety, depression, premarital and marital/relational building, conflict resolution, divorce, post divorce mediation, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual compulsivity, substance misuse, abuse, recovery after sobriety, and life transitions.

Working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families using Collaborative, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Trauma Focused, Mindfulness and Narrative practices, has been one of the most rewarding decisions I've ever made.

Professionally, I hold Minnesota licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Academically, I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and a Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

After college I received formal training from and worked with several providers including: Betty Ford - Hazelden Foundation with a specialization in substance use disorders and related recovery concerns; Cornerstone Therapy and Recovery Center with a focus on sexual compulsivity related issues of men; and Hamline Law and Graduate School for training as a Family Law Mediator.

In my early career I helped parents develop new skills using the STEP method and provided workshops for couples with relational challenges. I was fortunate to work with Alumni of St. Thomas University and counseled premarital couples using the PREPARE/RELATE inventory and other strategies.

In addition to my work with clients, I am an Associate Professor and Director of the Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate Program at Saint Mary’s University and an instructor in the Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Program. For ten years I taught counseling and substance use related courses at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science, and also contributed to the book "When Men Grieve" with a section on "Bitterness.”

Currently, my time is divided between working with individuals,  providing professional training, ongoing university teaching, and facilitating AAMFT Approved and MN Board Approved Supervision for individuals pursuing a license in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, and Professional Clinical Counseling.

My wife Eileen and I have been married for 23 years and have two beautiful and talented daughters; one a first year Graduate Student and the other almost done with high school. I am truly fortunate. It hasn't been an easy road, but then again, it doesn't have to be easy, and the rewards have been icing on the cake.