mike Koltz, lcsw-c
Mike has worked in a variety of mental health fields over the last 10 years, starting as a Crisis Counselor for domestic violence and sexual assault victims at the University of Maryland. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Social Work, Mike returned to the east coast to work at Community Connections, a community based mental health agency in the District of Columbia. After a few years as a counselor, Mike started at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, providing training, outreach, and education to law enforcement, hospitals, and mental health providers on best practices for working with survivors of domestic violence. Mike returned to direct practice after this, working in Anne Arundel County providing home and high school based services to adolescents and families.
Mike works from a trauma, strengths, and resilience foundation. He believes that people need practical steps for improvement and symptom reduction and that the therapy process will look slightly different for everyone. Mike specializes in working with teenagers and their families and has a long history of working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of trauma. Whether you are an experienced client or this is your first attempt at therapy, Mike can help you find the skills to make a concrete change in your life.