Mike Dawson, Fully Living’s founder, earned his Master of Arts degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and in Christian Education at Southwestern Seminary After 25 successful years in corporate business. As a Licensed Professional Counselor he integrates Christian principles with effective therapies in order to help individuals and couples live more productive, meaningful lives. This is accomplished in a safe, non-coercive, non-judgmental environment that encourages people toward health, wholeness and purpose.
Mike experienced first hand the stress, conflict, poor relationships and lack of purpose many people suffered in their daily lives during his career in corporate business. He believes God created us with an inherent significance and value as well as being made for relationship. Healthy relationships are essential to our well being and fulfillment in life which are founded in a relationship with Christ. Helping couples create stronger, happier marriages is Mike’s passion and focus of study. Building friendship and love, teaching skills and tools for communication and for managing conflict, and helping couples create shared meaning together are a priority for marriage therapy.
Mike desires to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves, and develop genuine relationships with God and others. His business career, strong marriage and his personal life experiences provide insight in order to help individuals and couples with practical daily challenges and stress regarding work, home and other social relationships. He deals with the whole person in their thinking, emotions and behaviors, as well as their physical and spiritual well being; all which lead to more satisfying, successful living.
Mike has been married for thirty-three years to Susan who works in the financial management industry. They have one daughter, Lauren working in the fitness industry. His personal interests include travel, reading, financial markets and teaching the Bible. He is an active member and volunteer at his Church and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Mike offers quality Christian and traditional counseling at reasonable rates.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
Mike’s counseling areas of interest are:
Marriage & Premarital Relationships
Anxiety & Depression
Self Worth & Identity
Divorce and Step Families
Grief & Loss
Personal Growth & Life management