Michael Thomas Rumbach
He/Him/HisMaster of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Michael Rumbach is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina. Though located near the Raleigh/Durham area, the miracle of telehealth provides the opportunity to help people anywhere in the state. A generalist at this time, he has a particular affinity and effectiveness with those with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or trauma, crisis situations, and grief. Personal experience and working with the Durham Crisis Response Center during his internship afforded him some first-hand knowledge in the debilitating effects these difficult challenges create.
Michael has had a good deal of success treating these conditions, as well as others such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc., using an integrative method of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a postmodern existential point-of-view. Those serve as a foundation of treatment as well as incorporating other modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gestalt and others. ACT provides a mechanism in which to create a space in the present that allows one to bring better judgement to bear, with existentialism providing a way to find or create meaning in and for our lives.
It is this belief that we can create our own meaning for events and our lives that Michael believes empowers one to continue to move forward in life, which then provides better assess one's perception of an event and thus choose a productive and meaningful behavior. This method is strengths and values based, so any choice made with those is not likely to be a "wrong" choice.
His pragmatism helps to foster a better and more reliable feeling of hope that is often all one needs in times of trouble.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 4 years
Independent practitioner, Clinician, 2021 - Present
Animal Assisted Intervention of the Triangle, Clinician, 2021 - 2022
Durham Crisis Response Center, Intern/clinician, 2017 - 2017
North Carolina Central University, MA, 2017
North Carolina: 16235