Michael Hutt MA, LPC LAMFT
When looking for a therapist, you should consider two questions: Do you like them? And, do you trust them? My hope is that by reading over my bio, you will have a better idea of who I am. I am drawn to models of therapy that are experiential. This means that I try to get my clients out of their heads through my interventions and focusing on emotions. I have experience working with a variety of clientele. However, I am particularly drawn to three types of clients: couples, survivors of violence, and men.
I love that it is difficult to hide one’s emotions when in the presence of their partner. I recall early in my career seeing one person calmly describe the problems in the relationship. As soon as the other person entered the room the calmness seemed to disappear as the full picture emerged. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and utilize this approach with my couples. I have worked with couples with a variety of presenting problems, but I see the ultimate goal of couples counseling as increasing emotional connection.
Survivors of Violence
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I was introduced to this modality while working with victims of domestic violence. During this time I heard stories of unspeakable acts of violence that these individuals experienced throughout their life. I was incredibly touched as they began to develop trust and disclose the most difficult parts of their story to me. I have learned much about life through hearing their courageous stories of resilience and faith.
I enjoy working with men to help them experience more emotionally connected and satisfying lives. They often come to therapy at the prompting of a romantic partner. Many tell me that changes in therapy not only benefit their relationship at home but also help them at work. I have experience working with men on a variety of problems including anger, pornography, and other addictions.
License and Education
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) in the state of Arizona. I received my master’s degree in counseling from Ottawa University. I took additional classes obtaining a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Christian Counseling. Prior to my counseling career, I worked as an electrical engineer. I changed careers for many reasons. However, the main reason was realizing that I enjoy working with people and learning about them.
Specialties: Couples counseling, domestic violence, dating violence, and PTSD.
To schedule an appointment with Michael Hutt MA, LPC LAMFT please call 623-680-3486 to set up your complimentary 20 minute phone consultation to learn how he can help you.