Michael has served the Dallas community as a licensed psychologist, health service provider, and meditation teacher for the past 40 years. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and completed his doctoral studies in psychology at The University of Dallas. He is certified by The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course was originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is also certified to teach by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. He has served on the faculty of the nine-month certificate program offered by the Institute of Meditation & Psychotherapy. Michael teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and he facilitates evening communal meditations and silent retreats. He also has extensive experience with Centering Prayer.