Dr. Michael (he/him) is a trainer with BEAM and provides mental health workshops, helping to facilitate trainings on gender, identity, and holistic health with a focus on wellness and self-care. Since 2000, Michael has worked as a therapist in multiple clinical settings ranging from private practice to intensive hospitals. Recognized and awarded as an innovative therapist and social service worker in the community. In addition to his work at BEAM, Dr. Michael is the Lead Therapist and first Black C.A.R.E. Certified, SOULva Specialist in the world, at the VANDA HOUSE, a wellness center and lighthouse, to raise the awareness to a mindful, conscious lifestyle that serves your highest good & helps you create joy.