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Michael Snyder-Barker, MSW


(734) 662-6300 Ext. 68

Personal Statement

I have a variety of experience to pull from.  I started out working in a crisis center and learned the value of listening and responding empathetically to folks who were struggling with intense emotional pain and distress. 

I was employed as a case manager at a community mental health center and learned about special needs of the severely mentally and emotionally impaired.

After earning my Master's degree, I have worked with people whose defense mechanisms have taken them in directions that they have regretted and who needed/wanted guidance toward healthier resolution of their life challanges.  Many of those had struggled with painful childhood experiences and feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and oftentimes felt absolutely lost.  I have helped many find a new, healthier direction in their lives. 

I also have been employed as a college counselor, helping students work through the transitions they have struggled with during their college experience.  Many may not have graduated without the counseling interventions. 

I bring to the counseling experience personal and professional experiences that have helped lost and struggling people on a new road in their lives. 



  • Gender: M
  • In practice since: 1995
  • Alternative languages: None
  • Age: Adults



  • Graduate School: Eastern Michigan University
  • Year Graduated: 1995


  • Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse (secondary to mental health issues), Adult Children of Alcoholics, Depression, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Life Cycle Adjustments, Relationship Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Men's Issues, Anxiety, Stress Management, Divorce Issues, College-related Issues/Challenges.  

Treatment Preferences


  • Orientation: Cognitive behavior therapy, Systems, Eclectic, Narrative Psychodynamic.  
  • Modality: Individuals

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