About Michael

I am a retired psychotherapist and educator, and an active visual and theater artist. As a therapist I worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings; as an educator I taught college for almost forty years and also served as an administrator.

One side of my family identified strongly as Native, but withheld our tribal heritage from us. The other side identified as European and settler.  In childhood I had a life-threatening case of Polio, an experience that taught me much about challenge, struggle, and healing, and continues to inform my work.

I have followed the shaman’s path for over forty years, and have learned from many generous teachers.

My life partner, Jennie Kristel, and I work together with couples and families, and with individuals who are facing life crises, trauma, or serious illness.

My work is firmly rooted in my family’s life ways, and in the healing traditions of my teachers.  Whether our time together involves shamanic aid and curanderismo or coaching, we will honor the creative presence of the sacred in your life.

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