AREAS OF FOCUS
Consuming habits (porn, video games, etc.)
Depression & Anxiety
Mike Ensley is a nationally board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor with degrees in Psychology and Counseling. In addition to his years in private practice, he has decades of experience working with recovery groups and mentoring programs.
Mike is experienced in multiple modalities including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), and is a fully-trained EMDR therapist.
He started his career path working with various Christian ministries, what he calls a layered experience full of insight, discovery, disillusionment--and most importantly coming face-to-face with the truth of his own story.
During the financial crisis of 2008, Mike was laid off from his job and took a couple years to regroup and rediscover his purpose.
While waiting tables at Disney World, he pursued a formal education and earned a Bachelor's in Psychology.
He then moved to Colorado where he earned a Master's in Counseling while working with teens and young adults with autism, an area in which he continues to volunteer today.
or call: 970-316-3939
RATES & INSURANCE
Individual or couple's counseling: $140 for 50-minute session
Comeback Story Counseling does not currently contract with any insurance, and is considered an out-of-network provider. Paying for an out-of-network counselor gives you maximum privacy in your mental health care. Insurance companies demand a diagnosis for their records if they cover even a single session, and restrict your choice in therapist.
873 Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, CO
Just a few blocks north of Downtown Loveland.
IS THIS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING?
While Mike is a Christian and has a background working in faith-based programs, he believes mental and relational healthcare is for everyone. If your faith is a big part of your journey, Mike is well-informed in these areas. He also enjoys working extensively with people who identify with other faiths or none in particular.
DO YOU ALSO SEE WOMEN?
Yes! While Mike is passionate about working with men, he welcomes women who feel that he is a good fit for them as a therapist. About a third of Comeback Story Counseling's clients are female!
Each of us has been creating a story, even from before we had words to put to it. The Narrative approach is all about helping you become more aware of the story you have been living, challenging narratives that may be hindering you, and developing skills that bring more intentionality and success to the story you continue to unfold. We call it re-authoring your life.
As Comeback Story Counseling grew, Mike began to realize how common unresolved and even unrecognized trauma is among men. Committed to always growing as a therapist, Mike chose to invest in training with the EMDR Institute.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a powerful, proven therapy that helps treat symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
EMDR works with your brain's own adaptive processing system to lessen the impact of harmful experiences and more successfully develop inner resources and new behavior patterns.
EMDR is recognized by the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, US Department of Veteran's Affairs, and the World Health Organization (among many others) as an effective treatment.
Eye photo by Rebecca Swafford.