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Michael B. Canton, M.Ed, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Howland Clinic

Licensure
Licensed Professional Counselor

Education
Kent State University – M.Ed, Community Counseling, 2006
Kent State University – B.A., Communication Studies, 2001

Professional History
Michael B. Canton, M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio who counsels clients at PsyCare’s Howland Clinic.

Michael interned at the Youth Development Center in Hudson, Ohio where he counseled adjudicated youth from Cuyahoga County. Michael also has experience as an Emergency Prescreener with Coleman Professional Services in Warren. There he screened patients at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Warren Hospital for admission into Psychiatric Units and diversions to lower levels of care.

In addition, Michael worked as a Professional Counselor at Allied Behavioral Health Services in Austintown, where he counseled Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates through the Community Corrections Association. Michael’s counseling experience with teens and adults in residential, hospital, and private practice settings give him a clinical foundation for his work as a counselor.

When he was a Graduate Assistant Coordinator at Kent State University, Michael co-taught Wellness for College Life and Beyond to freshman students. Michael’s interests in holistic health, wellness, and spirituality have led him to study a variety of approaches and therapeutic frameworks he uses to customize treatment to each individual client’s healing needs.

Specialties

Professional Objectives
“I diagnose and treat mental health disorders at PsyCare, Inc. The focus of my work is to provide a therapeutic relationship and “hold the space” to assist clients in developing self-love and acceptance, inner harmony, and transformation. Each person’s path to emotional healing is unique, and I utilize a variety of techniques to help release a client’s emotional load, while increasing their awareness of self, their environment, and relationships to foster a clear and solid sense of identity and course of action. Education and recommendations are offered that add to a client’s tool-kit for improved present-moment coping, choice making, and personal evolution.”

Theoretical Orientation
“I am a wellness-focused Licensed Professional Counselor offering a variety of integrative mental and emotional healing approaches for adults and adolescents. I blend techniques, strategies, and philosophical orientations derived from Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Rational Emotive Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Native Awareness.”

Certificates/Special Training