Mike Rankin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mike received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He received a Masters of Divinity Degree from St. Meinrad Seminary. Mike also attended the Post Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Louisville. Mike has been in practice for over twenty years. He also is the former Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kentucky and also recently I have become a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Kentucky.
Personal View of Therapy
I see counseling as hosting a conversation in which you and I together talk about your life situation and see what changes you want to make to have a more fulfilling life. You may be in some kind of pain, dealing with some suffering and going through a difficult time. Counseling may be just what you want for a short period of time--giving you long term positive results.
As a therapist I work with people and their experiences of life that can sometimes be hurtful and counter productive. I help people create new experiences, regain a positive energy, and recover their strengths and gifts, in order to meet the challenges of life, experience more rewards, and create meaning and purpose for themselves.
I listen to clients concerning their issues and look to find solutions to problems, such as relationship stress: couple or marital issues, depression, anxiety, work problems, grief, alcohol related problems and other difficulties. I often use hypnosis to help people deal with their issues, and many times I use hypnosis for pain management and trauma.