Many people go to counseling to try to have someone else “fix” their problem. Mike doesn’t try to fix anyone (he can’t – that’s part of what he teaches.) Mike applies the principles of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to help people learn how to be happy. His work is based upon that of Dr. William Glasser, M.D. who created both Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Mike is certified in both of these modalities. Dr. Glasser states: “All we do from birth until death is behave, and all behavior is chosen.”

Mike is a Master's Level, licensed therapist and has been in private practice since 1998. Happiness is about having good relationships with the people who are important to you. It seems simple enough, but it is not. “I have never had anyone make an appointment with me who claimed to be so happy that they just couldn’t take it anymore. All my appointments are made by unhappy people. And what makes people unhappy? They are not experiencing the relationship that they want to have with someone important to them in their life... it could even be 'their self.'” To leverage his knowledge and experiences gained in counseling with even more people, Michael has written four books published by Madeira Publishing, a wing of Court Counseling Services and available by clicking on the button for our online store above or through Amazon.com.

In addition to private practice, speaking engagements and authoring, Mike also serves as President of the William Glasser Institute West Region as of December 15, 2013 for the next 3 years.  The West Region consists of the States of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.  The position as President of the West Region also makes Mike a board member of the WGI-United States.

Mike's books are available via Amazon.com (they are all in stock and eligible for free shipping via Amazon.)




Mike Rice, LISAC, CTRTC
Counselor, Author, Speaker
Pres. Western Region William Glasser Institute and member of WGI-US Board

"I teach happiness."                                             



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