Counseling Psychology Intern, MA, MS
Office: Leesburg and Sterling
Supervisor Name: Dr. Donald Jaskulske, Psy.D, LCP
Supervisor License: 0810004210 Virginia
Michael Arthur, MA, MS is a Counseling Psychology Intern who is currently completing his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the Walden University. Michael provides clinical services under the supervision of Dr. Donald Jaskulske, Psy.D, LCP (0810004210). As an intern, Michael does not obtain or provide services on an independent basis and he does not independently submit insurance claims.
“Acceptance leads to solutions but denial leads to confusion.”
Acceptance leads to solutions but denial leads to confusion. My name is Michael Arthur. I am a therapist and a teacher who combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Spirituality to support my patients.
I have been working with diverse groups, children and adults who experience Mental Health illnesses, deal with substance abuse problems and those with developmental disabilities using empirically supported treatments and evidence-based practices for over 12 years now. I help achieve patients’ goals by using empathy, cultural-responsiveness, and person-centeredness among other things.
I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy tools to help patients identify, understand and accept their symptoms and develop new skills to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I have worked with patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodevelopmental and personal disorders.
I believe people possess more power over their life than they can admit. I also believe in the power of spirituality and the idea that loving yourself, others, and the earth is the true meaning of kindness. I therefore, tap into patients’ beliefs and concept of self and the earth in treatment to help them manage their psycho-social problems.