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About Us

The mission of Progressive Counseling and Wellness is to help individuals, couples and families to strive to meet there highest potential, reduce emotional distress, eliminate unwanted behaviors and progress toward wellness. Michael Southerland brings more than 26 years of experience in working with individuals, families, couples, and groups in many venues. Michael has a wide-range of training and experience in different types of therapy. His goal will be to apply the best that’s suited for your needs, whatever works to help you grow emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. I will do my best to help you reach wellness in your whole person.

Compassionate Counseling

My personal experiences with therapy result in the compassionate approach I show my clients. I recognize the value of an impartial therapist in order to define problems and find solutions.

Diversity in Therapy

There are no exclusions in therapy, thus I provide positive results for men and women, as well as children and teens. I find great success in developing a productive, comfortable working relationship with teenagers, as my youthful energy strikes a chord with young people. I also provide the highest level of therapeutic care for a diverse range of individuals, particularly our clients in the LGBT community.

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Michael Southerland

About Michael Southerland, LMFT

During my more than 15 years as a Psychotherapist, I have served as a child welfare counselor for more than a decade. My vast problem-solving experience in working with adults, children, and families is of great benefit to my team.


I earned my master's degree in Psychology from California State University at Los Angeles and I am a lifetime member of Psi Chi Honor Society. Certified in Managing and Adapting Practice, I am also pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology from Walden University.