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Michael is a Certified Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist and Certified Sports Psychology Counselor. He is the founder of A Talented Mind Clinic in Richmond, Virginia. He also holds a United States Top Secret Security Clearance that enables him to work in highly secure environments. In addition to his therapy at A Talented Mind Clinic, he consults to the U. S. Department of Defense on mental performance issues.
Michael provides cognitive therapy, and sports and performing arts counseling, not traditional psychotherapy for personality disorders.
A Talented Mind Clinic has professional partnerships with other leading organizations to address clients' education, cognitive rehabilitation, and mental performance needs.
Performing Arts Psychology
Provides performing arts psychology clinics called ArtsMind to help musicians learn the mental skills needed to practice and perform at high levels, and teach parents of youth musicians how to nurture talents. Learn more
On staff at Longwood University's Athletics Department to helps NCAA Division I athletes learn mental skills to outperform their competitors, and help coaches use methods to effectively motivate athlete in- and off-season.
JMU School of music
Performing Arts Psychology
Collaborate with Laurel Black, co-researcher, percussionist and instructor, to study the mental styles of the world's greatest percussionists and educate developing percussionists. Learn more
Richmond brain tumor support group
Co-facilitate and steering committee member for a support group that helps individuals and families get the support they need after a brain tumor diagnosis.
FC Richmond soccer
Provides sports psychology clinics called SportsMind for athletes and parents about elevating mental performance in practice and competition. Provide specialize vision training for athletes.
Provide sports psychology clinics for gymnasts about overcoming fear and reaching full potential in practice and competition. Provide coaching clinics, and parent discussion sessions about how to nurture talent.Buy our book
Education and Certifications
Certification In the Practice of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CPCRT) through the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Netherlands.
Nationally Certified as a Mental Health Service Provider in Sports Psychology Counseling through the National Institute of Sports Professionals, Division of Sports Psychologists
Certified in Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) through the Virginia Commonwealth University Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Certified Learning Disability Remediation Specialist through the Edu-Therapeutics Learning Specialist Program
Licensure in Educational Kinesiology through the Educational Kinesiology Foundation
Certificatied in Lifestyle Counseling through the American Society for Lifestyle Counseling
Certified in Sound Therapy through Advanced Brain Technologies
Trained in Art4Healing Level One Facilitation through Art and Creativity For Healing, Inc.
Authorized and trained to administer and interpret the ImPACT neurocognitive test for concussions
Certified and Authorized Provider for cognitive and mental skills assessments such as: The Attentional and Interpersonal Styles Inventory, Athlete’s Mental Edge Inventory, CNS Vital Signs Neurocognitive Assessment, Receptive-Expressive Observation, Competency Assessment Battery, Highlands Ability Battery, Multiple Intelligences Developmental Assessment Scales, and The Stress Profile
Certified facilitator of SENG-Model Support Groups for parents of gifted children to address the emotional and social needs of their children, and the parenting issues related to those needs
Nationally Certified Track and Field Coach through USA Track and Field
Master of Science, Applied Behavioral Science. Applied Behavioral Science focuses on enhancing the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations within different social and performance environments. Graduated from American University and the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science with the program’s highest academic designation of Distinction.
Currently completing Certification in HRV Biofeedback from HeartMath Institute