I attended Benedictine University, where I received a master's of science in clinical psychology. There, I was trained in cognitive-behavioral, family-systems, and person-centered therapeutic techniques. I also have a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. My expertise includes an intensive clinical internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, where I was trained by an internationally recognized authority on anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, social phobia, specific phobias, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, and PTSD. Additionally, I specialize in couples and family therapy, addressing the misconceptions, whether consciously or unconsciously, that individuals can bring into their relationships. This includes: The other person must make me happy.This If I can change the other person, my life would be better. I've changed myself all that I can and things aren't getting any better. If you cared about me, you would . . . If you don't love me the way that my parents did, then you don't love me. And other issues, almost always unspoken, that can sabotage the relationship, turning couples against each other. Families have their own sets of assumptions that can undermine their harmony and balance. The result is the same: hurt, brokenness, or worse. "It is my belief that it is not necessary to be a victim of the emotional climate of others. One of my main goals in this regard is to help couples and families work toward their own emotional calm and intellectual objectivity, enabling them to think more clearly and thus speak and act more constructively, as they learn to manage the high level of anxiety underlying the relationship." My colleague, Stephanie Bossarte, received her master's degree in community counseling from National Louis University. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified Domestic Violence Professional and certified and trained in Sexual Assault. Stephanie uses an eclectic approach to therapy involving many different strategies to fit a person's needs, but she also employs specialized Strengths-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which encourages people to identify resiliencies within themselves, as they learn new skills and to solve problems. The mindset of a resilient person helps them: Feel special and appreciated, providing a sense of hope and optimism Set realistic goals and expectations View life as a journey that they are in control of Be aware of their weaknesses and strengths Embrace strong self-esteem and sense of competence Know what they can and cannot control in their lives "I believe that people are resilient and have the ability to overcome and rise above any struggle or situation when they learn what their own strengths and capabilities are," Stephanie says. "When you feel empowered. you can thrive especially with encouragement and support which can renew understanding of your journey." Michael J. Walthers, another colleague, specializes in therapy with adolescents and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem, or self-awareness issues. He also works with individuals, groups, and families, as well as home school co-op families and students. Michael received his training at Argosy University, Chicago, graduating with a master's of arts in counseling psychology. Currently, he is pursuing a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. "Whatever someone is struggling with, it is imperative for me to find the right solution for them so that they can move past their fears, as they tap into what they value most as their impetus for change," says Michael. "When they do that, the therapeutic effect is a positive spiral where feeling better leads to a better understanding of the things that they were previously blind to."
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We believe that 5 components of a person exist. These areas if left underdeveloped can impede personal growth. But developed, these elements can bring peace of mind, body, and soul. We emphasize these aspects in our 5 Core Model of counseling, because we believe that is how we are made, by God, who desires to strengthen the core of our being.
What is at the core? Body, Mind, Spirit, Emotions, and Psyche are at our essence. In order to become all we are created to be, we must maintain the highest levels of emotional and psychological growth, spiritual curiosity, intellectual acumen, and physical well-being. This carries over into our relationships—whether personal, business, or other—enhancing or sabotaging them, depending on how healthy we are.
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Why It Matters: Michael Angelo's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
ADHD and-or ADD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
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What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Alexian Brothers Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed
Other Education | Completed
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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