Many people want to have someone else “fix” their problem. Mike doesn’t try to fix anyone (he can’t – that’s part of what he teaches.) Mike applies the principles of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to help people learn how to be happy. His work is based upon that of Dr. William Glasser, M.D. who created both Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Mike is certified in both of these modalities. Dr. Glasser states: “All we do from birth until death is behave, and all behavior is chosen.”

Happiness is about having good relationships with the people who are important to you. It seems simple enough, but it is not. “I have never had anyone make an appointment with me who claimed to be so happy that they just couldn’t take it anymore. All my appointments are made by unhappy people. And what makes people unhappy? They are not experiencing the relationship that they want to have with someone important to them in their life... it could even be 'their self.'”  To leverage his knowledge and experiences with even more people, Michael has written seven books which are available through

In addition to local work in Arizona, he is involved with both authoring and national speaking engagements.  Mike also served as President of the William Glasser Institute West Region as of December 15, 2013 for three years through December, 2016.

Mike has also co-emceed the Loyola Marymount University International conference and workshop in Los Angeles, Introduced Reality Therapy and Choice Theory at the Arizona Psychiatric Association.  In addition, he hosted the U.S. William Glasser International Conference in Las Vegas as well as workshops there.  He gave a presentation of the nature and causes of substance dependence in Connecticut at the Northeast Conference of the William Glasser Institute and gave a presentation in Bogata, Columbia on the myth and fallacies of alcohol and drug addiction.

Counselor, Author, Speaker
Past Pres. Western Region William Glasser Institute and member of WGI-US Board


           "I teach happiness."                                             

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  Review of Mike's book Grow Old and Be Happy) by Carleen Glasser (of the Wm Glasser Institiute)
"This is a terrific book full of humor and good advice on how to cope with the aging process! A must read for seniors and anyone who is lucky enough to be one someday. Growing old is not a choice but staying happy as you age is."
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