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Work with Michael focuses on strengths, utilizing Positive Psychology (and the Gallup Organization's StrengthsFinder) research and tools. Michael believes that a powerful treatment plan is based on strengths rather than merely on diagnosis.
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Michael specializes in serving adults and adolescents going through significant life change and/or recovering from trauma. His work focuses on client strengths (a la the Gallup Organization) and supporting clients in the creation of achievable and motivating goals. He also coaches executives, clinical, and other leaders in creating or fine tuning their life mission and their unique leadership or service contribution, committed to the belief that service and the mental health of the ‘server’ are deeply intertwined. MICHAEL'S BACKGROUND Michael Beavers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is also a leadership and life coach, supporting clients' (typically therapists, business or community leaders, or other professionals) who are looking to maximize their potential through the development and execution of cutting-edge strategies. His experience includes founding and leading Mountain Counseling & Training, Inc., a not-for-profit community organization focusing on providing Wraparound-style children's services to severely challenged youth and their families. He is a graduate of California Baptist University, has received post-graduate training in leadership development and coaching at the San Bernardino County Management Leadership Academy (at which he also served as a training consultant) and the Executive Coaching College. Michael has over two decades of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in family therapy, Wraparound, and individual clinical work. He has also been active in community service, serving Rotary and faith-based groups in such areas as Abolition. He is currently working on developing a non-profit organization focused on building Christian Community in small groups and addressing justice issues (especially racial justice and human trafficking). CLINICAL AREAS OF INTEREST Among his clinical areas of expertise are Adolescents Anger Management Anxiety Career Stress and Changes Children Clinical Depression Communication Skills Couples/Relationships/Families Critical Incident Stress Management Drug and Alcohol Addiction Employment Issues Individual Life Transitions Pre-Marriage Counseling Christian Counseling Self Esteem/Personal Growth Stress Supervision Working With Therapists and Therapist Supervisors Michael's areas of specialization in leadership development and life coaching include: Strengths-based leadership Teambuilding Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator in team building and Professional development Servant leadership Innovative mission-focused growth EDUCATION Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, California Baptist University, Riverside, California Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, San Francisco State University Post-graduate coursework in theology - Fuller Theological Seminary - International School of Theology (Campus Crusade for Christ) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Note: Michael Beavers, LMFT is practicing under the auspices of Strengths-based Family Therapy, PC, a California Corporation. He provides services through various mental health platforms and directly to clients.
Michael Beavers
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Michael works with clients experiencing

  • Life Transition/Life Mission Development
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Peer Relationships
  • Marital/Partner Relationships


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Kaiser (requires referral)
  • Optum
  • Cigna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar
  • Mental Health Network


  • Fee Description: $125 - $175


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