Michael Wiley holds a dual Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sport Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Washington State University with a minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies prior to working as an academic counselor with low income students of color ages 11-15 in Seattle, WA. After obtaining his Masters in Chicago, Michael has spent time working for a non-profit with youth from several West Side Chicago high schools, completed training as a career counselor at the Loyola University Chicago Career Development Center, and most recently worked with college and professional athletes as a sports psychologist and mental skills coach.
Michael specializes in individual and family therapy working with clients facing issues such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal relations, work/life balance, career, and life transition. His therapeutic orientation integrates a strength-based approach with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques emphasizing positive self-talk, goal setting, thought restructuring, and other solution-focused activities. Mike also specializes as a mental skills performance coach for athletes and professional stock, futures, Forex, & option traders, addressing issues such as performance anxiety, focus, confidence, and motivation.
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Career Counseling
- Sport Psychology