Mike Zukowski LMFT counselor info page www.gilroycounseling.com

Counseling for Men, Marriage, Family, Children, and Youth in the Gilroy and Hollister, California Bay Area.
Hi, welcome to my counseling info website. I look forward to seeing if I can be of service to you or help you find someone that you can accomplish your counseling goals with. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss whether entering a counseling relationship together would be the right fit for you. Thanks for visiting---Mike

My Profile-
Mike has served as a pastor and ordained minister since 1994 at South Valley Community Church and recently lead pastor/campus pastor at Incarnate Faith Church. Currently, he has transitioned to working as a relationship counselor with Greg Whittaker in Gilroy. In June of 2008, he completed his degree in Marriage And Family Therapy from Western Seminary. Previously at Christian Counseling Center in San Jose, under the supervision of Dr. Margaret Bennett Greig, he gained valuable experience as an MFT trainee. While working as a pastor, he continued to practice his counseling skills under the supervision of Greg Whittaker LMFT up until December 2012, where he became licensed and opened his own private practice. Mike is a member in good standing of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Areas of focus are general psychotherapy practice, child and adolescent therapy, pre-marital, couples counseling, family counseling, sex addiction (CSAT) and young adults undergoing life transitions and he is focusing his practice to working with men and trauma.
Bringing years of experience in teaching theology, leading groups, mentoring leaders, counseling individuals and couples, being in counseling himself and volunteering in Gilroy; Mike has been preparing himself to effectively help others. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, watching epic movies, reading, pro-audio tweaking and playing with his four young children. He has been married since 1998.

Tiffany Altamirano MFT Registered Intern

Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to review my counseling services. I work with helping children, youth, and families discover their strengths. Children especially, need to feel they can be just who they are without feeling judged. I have embraced this model of meeting my clients exactly where they are in a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental setting.

I specialize in helping children and youth who are facing adverse effects of anxiety, depression, behavioral and social problems, low self-esteem, divorce, loss and grief. I also work closely with parents to help foster a stronger parent/child relationship bond. I do this by using interventions that promote positive change, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Art Therapy. My desire is to equip children, youth, and families with techniques and skills that can be applied in a variety of settings, such as home or school.

I look forward to partnering with you through any circumstance you may be currently facing. Please feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment soon.

About Tiffany-----

In June 2011, Tiffany obtained her Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Bethany University. She decided to continue her education, and in June 2013, Tiffany obtained her Masters’ degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Simpson University. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee Tiffany gained valuable experience at Family & Children Services located in San Jose, working under seasoned supervisors Michael Donato, LMFT and John Winckler, LMFT. Tiffany continued her counseling skills and joined Community Solutions as a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, working in the children and family division. Tiffany provided counseling services to children in a variety of settings. Tiffany would visit children at school or provide in home visits. Currently, Tiffany works with Mike Zukowski LMFT (gilroycounseling.com) and practicing her skills under Mike's supervision. Her areas of focus are working with children, youth, and families. Tiffany is a current member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Counseling Services Offered

Men | Women | Adolescents | Marriage | Relationships| Sexual/Intimacy Concerns

Individual Counseling: Depression, anger, anxiety, sex addiction, grief, co-dependency, shame, PTSD, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), life transitions, pornography addiction, sexual acting out, affairs and men's issues.

Couples Counseling: For dating couples or those who are married and are seeking relationship advice. I also work with infidelity and affair oriented issues.

Pre-Marital Counseling: For couples who are considering engagement or are already engaged.

Family Counseling: Working with the entire family to assess problematic dynamics and help bring awareness and change to family systems

Child/Adolescent Counseling: Including play therapy for children 9 years and older to assist them in managing their emotions and thoughts when dealing with problems.

Relationship Assessments: Relationship assessments using Prepare|Enrich, for dating, engaged or married couples

Referrals: Providing suggestions and direction to help connect clients to other counselors or agencies that provide appropriate or specialized care.

Intimacy Disorders/Sex Addiction/Sexual Concerns: Helping to assess and treat sex addiction and couples through individual therapy and men's group therapy for out of control sexual compulsion and behavior. Sexual addiction is a complex addiction but there is hope! As a trained Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®), I have completed training developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes which requires attendance at multiple training modules and supervision with a CSAT Supervisor. It also requires ongoing education so that CSAT's are experts in providing sexual addiction therapy and trauma. It is a rigorous process designed to help me best help you.
Learn more about treatment for sex addiction including an initial (free) sexual addiction screening assessment, please visit www.sexhelp.com.

Spiritual Issues: Providing a unique perspective to the counseling process including focus on clients spiritual journey from a Christian worldview if desired.