Michael Hooten, LCSW

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Michael Hooten


Michael has worked in nature-based, therapeutic settings in a variety of leadership positions from direct client care to program management. He completed his Master's of Social Work from the University of Denver. Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and Colorado, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through iPEC, credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. 

Michael is trained in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR Institute and specializes in the intersection of neurobiology (mind) and physiology (body). He holds a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work (Institute for Human-Animal Connection), a certificate in Leadership Studies (Florida State University), a certificate in Global Pathways (FSU), and an Advanced English Teaching certificate (FSU).

Other qualifications include: certified and registered Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance), Mindfulness Training (Naropa University), certified Qigong Instructor (Supreme Science Qigong), certified Wilderness First Responder (Wilderness Medicine Institute), certified Mental Health First Aid (National Council for Behavioral Health), & Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (Crisis Prevention Institute)

"Virtue consists of conquering self, and returning to propriety." - Confucius

“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand.” -Lao Tzu